A Valley Springs, South Dakota man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash east of Brandon.

Corey Johansen, 24, was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon Denali eastbound on Interstate 90. The vehicle had just merged onto the Valley Springs exit ramp when the driver lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled.

Johansen, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. He later died of his injuries at a Sioux Falls hospital.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Brandon Fire and Rescue and Avera Careflight.


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