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One dead following a one-vehicle crash south of Witten

The 47-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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WITTEN, S.D. — One man died in a single-vehicle crash south of Witten on Monday, Nov. 28.

Authorities responded at 10:14 a.m. to reports of a one-vehicle crash 15 miles south of Witten on South Dakota Highway 53, mile marker 21.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2007 Kenworth W900 cement truck was southbound on South Dakota Highway 53 when the driver lost control. The vehicle entered the eastern ditch of the highway and rolled.

The 47-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the person involved has not yet been released pending notification of family members.

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South Dakota Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the crash. All information released thus far is only preliminary.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol indicated that road conditions are thought to have contributed to the crash.

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