WAGNER, S.D. – A Flandreau, S.D. man died in a one-vehicle crash on 395th Avenue near 309th Street in Charles Mix County just after midnight, early Saturday.
James Russell Weddell, 57, was southbound on 395th Avenue driving a 1998 Ford Expedition. The roadway changed from pavement to gravel, and the vehicle entered the east ditch, then crossed the roadway and entered the west ditch, where it rolled. Weddell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
No further information is immediately available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. The Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office, the Wagner Police Department and the Wagner Fire Department assisted.
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