One dead in auto accident

Gray Hughes

One person died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Keystone, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said in a release. The man was identified as Troy Thorson, 49, of Keystone.

According to the release, Thorson was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and was not wearing a seatbelt. Thorson was westbound on Old Hill City Road when he lost control of the vehicle near Lafferty Gulch Road.

The pickup went off the roadway, struck a concrete culvert and rolled. Thorson was pronounced dead at the scene.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigation the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary, the department said in their release.

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