James River Crash Victim Identified

Body & Van Found Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.- Authorities have identified a man who died after his van left a road and wound up in the James River near Mitchell.

The Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Abraham Ramos-Ramirez, of Huron, died after the vehicle entered the ditch, went through a barbed wire fence and into the river. His body was discovered Wednesday along the river’s west shore, about a quarter of a mile away from the van.

Ramos-Ramirez had been reported missing on March 30. The actual time and date of the crash are still under investigation.

The patrol says Ramos-Ramirez was the only occupant of the vehicle.

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