Three injured in two-vehicle crash near Tripp

Charges pending against Yankton man

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Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Tripp early Tuesday morning.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup was southbound in the northbound lane of South Dakota Highway 37 while a 2013 Ford F-350 pickup driven by a 71-year-old male was northbound. The 2013 pickup pulled off toward the shoulder of the road and was struck by the 2007 pickup. The 2007 pickup entered the west ditch, where it rolled and came to a rest on its roof.

The crash occurred near mile marker 40, about a half-mile south of Tripp at about 12:37 a.m. Tuesday.

The driver of the 2007 pickup, Cody Rolston, 34, Yankton, was transported via ambulance to a Parkston hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries, Rolston was not wearing a seat belt and charges are pending against him.

The 71-year-old male driver of the 2013 pickup was wearing a seatbelt and has no charges pending against him. A passenger in the 2013 pickup, a 69-year-old female was also wearing a seat belt. Both sustained minor injuries, but neither were transported following the crash, according to a release from the state department of safety.


The South Dakota Highway Patrol, a division of the South Dakota Department of Safety, is investigating the crash.

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Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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