Name released in deadly Interstate 29 wreck south of Brookings


MOODY COUNTY — The name of the 56-year-old man who died Friday afternoon in a single vehicle crash just across the Moody County line on Interstate 29 has been released.

Lee A. Clark II was the driver of a 2020 Ford Expedition traveling north on I-29 when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the road, entered the center median and crashed before coming to a stop in the Big Sioux River about 7 miles south of Brookings, according to a release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Law enforcement and bystanders on-scene formed a human chain to pull the driver from the vehicle to a nearby sand bar, where EMTs declared Clark dead.