Minnehaha County Sheriff's Captain Mike Walsh says an investigation is underway into a fatal crash that occurred between Sioux Falls and Brandon early Tuesday morning.

"Our deputies were dispatched to just east of Timberline Road and Rice Street. They found the vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames," explained Walsh. "When they were on the scene, officers discovered an occupant of the vehicle. The driver was inside and he was deceased at the time."

"It appears the vehicle left the roadway, went into the ditch and then struck a large steel electrical pole. It's not clear whether it was a medical emergency that caused the crash."

Walsh identified the victim as 55-year-old Paul Hauck of Brandon.


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