One injured in rollover crash near Wagner

South Dakota Highway Patrol. (Republic file photo)

WAGNER -- A 28-year-old Avon man suffered serious non-life threatening injuries in a one-vehicle rollover crash Saturday morning near Wagner.

Charges are pending against Faye Corey, the driver of the vehicle, who was taken to the Wagner hospital. Officials later Saturday said he was scheduled to be flown to a Sioux Falls hospital.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said the 1997 Ford F150 pickup Corey was driving was northbound on 395th Street near the intersection of 302nd Street, about five miles south of Wagner. At approximately 11:30 a.m., the vehicle went into the east ditch, back across the roadway and eventually into the west ditch, where it rolled.

Two passengers, both male, ages 27 and 24, were uninjured. The three people involved in the crash were ejected from the vehicle and were not wearing seat belts. Officials say the 24-year-old passenger was riding in the box of the pickup.

South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

Luke Hagen was promoted to editor of the Mitchell Republic in 2014. He has worked for the newspaper since 2008 and has covered sports, outdoors, education, features and breaking news. He can be reached at
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