Man killed when vehicle strikes deer

February 7, 2022

PARKSTON, S.D. – Collisions between deer and vehicles can sometimes have fatal consequences for both the animal and those in the vehicle.

Such was the case Sunday afternoon on South Dakota Highway 44, 12 miles east of Parkston.

A 52 year-old man was eastbound when the vehicle struck a deer. The vehicle then went into the ditch and rolled.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

His name will be released once family members have been notified.