Authorities ID Akron man killed in crash near Vermillion

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VERMILLION, S.D. (KCAU) – Authorities have identified the driver killed in a crash near Vermillion, South Dakota.

Justin Montagne, 27, of Akron, Iowa, died in a crash on South Dakota Highway 19, eight miles north of Vermillion early Sunday, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

They said in a release that Montagne was driving a Jeep and lost control and entered the ditch. He was thrown from the Jeep as a result and pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said he was not wearing a seat belt. He was the only person involved in the crash.

The crash is continued to be investigated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

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