14-year-old dies in bicycle-pickup crash in Dell Rapids
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A 14-year-old has died in Dell Rapids in a bicycle-pickup crash.  It happened Wednesday morning in Dell Rapids.  

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash just before 11:00 Wednesday morning.  According to a press release, a Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office Deputy arrived on scene and attempted lifesaving measures on the 14-year-old, who had been riding the bicycle.  The juvenile was transported to Avera Dell Rapids Area Hospital and then airlifted to Sanford in Sioux Falls, where he later died of his injuries. 

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the pickup assisted on the scene and was cooperative with the investigation, which is still ongoing.  

The Dell Rapids School District identified the boy as Zander Heathcote.



May 26, 2022