Houston man identified as victim in Lyman County crash

IONA, S.D. (KSFY) - Authorities say a Houston, Texas, man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Iona in Lyman County.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a 2006 Hino FB truck was northbound on South Dakota Highway 47 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle which crossed the southbound lane, entered the west ditch and rolled onto its top.

Michelet Joseph, the 34-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt, the DPS said.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.