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Van recovered from James River,1 man dead

April 4, 2019

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says one person has died after a minivan crashed into a river near Mitchell.

The patrol says the van was headed east on 250th Avenue, veered into a ditch, smashed through a barbed-wire fence and landed in the James River. Authorities recovered the vehicle from the river Wednesday and found the body of a 28-year-old man along the west shore. Investigators are still trying to determine when the actual crash occurred.

The patrol says the search continues for more possible occupants of the van.

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