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23-Year-Old's Body Found In Yankton County



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What a driver in Yankton County thought was a dead deer in the road, turned out to be the body of a man.      

The Yankton County Sheriff's Office says the 23-year-old's body was discovered at around 3:45 Friday morning.

Julie Christensen, who lives in Yankton County said, "I could see lights in my window, flashing."

Julie Christensen says it was at around 5 o'clock Friday morning, that she noticed something was happening close to home.
    
"I looked out and the one sheriff car was down here and I thought, 'Oh, maybe they had someone pulled over.' I didn't know what was going on," said Christensen.

She had no idea that just a few hours ago, authorities had found a body just down the road, on 309th Street, just west of East Side Drive.
    
Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl said, "A passerby, I believe they were going to work, notified us of what they found on the road."

The Yankton County Sheriff's Office says when they arrived at the scene, they found the body of 23-year-old Joseph Bret Jackson on the north side of the highway. They say it looked as if he had been struck by a car, and the driver had left the scene.

Rothschadl said, "There will be an ongoing investigation to find out what exactly happened, who and if he was struck by a vehicle. There was some head trauma but he had injuries all over."

Authorities says they don't know where he was coming from or where he was going, but believe the accident happened between 2:30 and 3:30 in the morning.

"Since they've re-done this road here, it's kind of a black top road so it is a little bit harder to see in the evenings when it gets like that."

Christensen, who has lived in the area all her life, says it's not uncommon for people to be walking or biking alongside the road.
    
"It's just kind of scary to think that something like that could happen just a quarter mile down the road from us. It's sad."

The section of 309th Street, where Jackson's body was found, was opened back up to traffic at around noon on Friday. An autopsy will now be done on Jackson's body to determine the exact cause of death.

As of right now, authorities don't have any suspects. Anyone with information regarding the accident is being asked to call the Yankton County Sheriff's Office at (605) 668-3567.
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