Pierre man killed in 1-vehicle rollover near Grey Goose Store

November 23, 2017 GMT

A 22-year-old man was killed late Sunday night in a one-vehicle rollover crash eight miles north of Pierre near the Grey Goose Store, according to Tony Mangan, spokesman for the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

The man was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix east on 202nd Street, known as Holly Road, approaching the intersection with Grey Goose Road about 11:12 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, when he lost control.

The car went over the center line, back to the right side of the road and rolled, according to a news release Monday from Mangan.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was alone in the car.

Joe Swartz, 22, of Pierre was named as the victim of the crash on Monday as his family, through a funeral home, sent a notice of his death to the Capital Journal for publication.

Because of protocols put in place for law enforcement under the new Marsy’s Law about public officials releasing information about victims of crime and traffic crashes, Swartz’s name was not released Monday by the state Department of Public Safety, which includes the Highway Patrol.

The intersection is just south of the Grey Goose Store and housing development.

Grey Goose Road follows state Highway 1804 for several miles.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.