Wisconsin man identified as victim in Brule County fatal crash

Crash occurred Thursday morning

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The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has released the name of the victim in a fatal one-vehicle crash that took place west of Kimball Thursday morning.

According to a press release, Gerald Pierotti, 84, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, died when the 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup he was driving eastbound on Interstate-90 went into the south ditch. Pierotti was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital in Chamberlain.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m. near mile marker 281, about two miles west of Kimball.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol, a part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, continues to investigate the crash.

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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