Yankton Man Dies In Crash At Discovery Bridge

One person died Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident at the south edge of the Discovery Bridge near Yankton. The vehicle struck the eastside railing at the entrance of the bridge.

A Yankton man died Wednesday in a one-car accident at the south edge of Discovery Bridge.

According to a press release from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, a northbound Honda Civic left Highway 81 and struck the east bridge rail at approximately 3:36 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Joshua Hauger, 21, of Yankton. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Hauger was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, the press release said.

The incident remains under investigation.

Also responding were the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton Fire and Rescue, and the Nebraska Department of Roads.

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