Names Released in Lesterville Area Fatal Accident

A 24-year-old Freeman man was identified as the person who died early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash just north of Lesterville.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Carlos Ramirez was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Michael Dossett of Rapid City when the driver lost control on the gravel road 295th Street went into the ditch and rolled.

Ramirez was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene, while it’s uncertain if Dossett was wearing a seat belt and he was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital with life threatening injuries.

The Highway Patrol received assistance from the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.