Capt. Alan Welsh or Lt. Paul Gerken
S.D. Highway Patrol
FLANDREAU, S.D. – An Eagan, S.D., man died in a two-vehicle crash five miles southeast of Flandreau, S.D., on Thursday, March 6.
Nicholas Michael Otto, 62, of Egan, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo eastbound on S.D. Highway 34. Otto’s vehicle lost traction and slid into the westbound lane where it collided with a westbound 1996 Chrysler LHS driven by Kyle James Vanderpoel, 24 of Pipestone, Minn. Vanderpoel was not wearing a seatbelt and received minor injuries. Otto was wearing a seatbelt, but sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
No further information is immediately available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Moody County Sheriff’s Office, Flandreau Fire Department and Flandreau Ambulance assisted.