Big Stone City Man Identified in Fatal Milbank Crash

Charles Korstjens, 45, was not wearing a seatbelt

A Big Stone City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash four miles north of Milbank.

Charles Korstjens, 45, was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado K25000 pickup northbound on 480 Avenue when he lost control. The vehicle went into the east ditch, hit an approach, went airborne and then rolled multiple times after hitting the ground.

Korstjens, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the pickup. He later died from his injuries at the Milbank hospital.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Grant/Roberts Ambulance, Milbank Fire and Rescue, Milbank Police Department and Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

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