Gettysburg, SD

Wind, ice factors in Monday morning rollover accident

Emergency crews from Hoven and Tolstoy were called out around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning to a one vehicle rollover.
Sheldon Finley, 33, of Chelsea SD was driving west on US Hwy 20 when the accident occurred just east of 323rd Ave.
According to Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger, extremely high wind gusts and icy roads were a factor in the rollover, which did considerable damage to the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500.
Sheldon was wearing a seatbelt and placed the 911 emergency call. The ambulance from Hoven and the fire department from Tolstoy responded to the call. Sheldon refused medical treatment when the ambulance arrived.
His vehicle, which was driving west, came to a rest in the north ditch, facing east.
The driver was sited for overdriving road conditions. Although no damage amount was available at press time, Sheriff Hamburger said the pickup box and cab had a considerable amount of damage.
–Molly McRoberts

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