Arlington man dies of injuries sustained in August 29 semi-truck rollover

An Arlington man has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Monday, Aug. 29, west of Erwin.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on 200th Street when the passenger side tires went off the roadway. The truck and trailer went down the embankment and overturned onto the passenger side.

The driver, 71-year-old Dean Royer, was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected.

He was transported by ambulance to the DeSmet hospital and was later flown to a St. Paul, MN hospital. He died last Wednesday in St. Paul.


September 15, 2022