Crash Logo

A teenager died Wednesday after being thrown from his pickup during a one-vehicle crash in Harding County. 

The victim was Jaxon Klempel, a 17-year-old from Reva, according to his death notice. 

Klempel was driving a Dodge Ram pickup westbound on Sorum Road, east of the intersection with South Dakota Highway 79 and eight miles south of Reva, when he lost control at 11:39 a.m Wednesday, according to a news release from the Department of Public Safety. The truck eventually tipped and rolled, and Klempel was thrown from the vehicle. Klempel, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.

You have free articles remaining.

Become a Member

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 

A rosary and vigil service for Klempel will be held 7 p.m. on Monday at Reva Hall. Mass is at 11 a.m. the next day at the Harding County High School Gymnasium followed by a mass and burial at Buffalo Cemetery. 

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.