Posted 3 years ago

By Post Staff

  A 24-year-old Spearfish man was found dead Saturday a short distance from his abandoned vehicle off a private road northwest of Spearfish.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says Gerald Krejci’s van had become stuck after sliding off the road. His body was found by a snowplow operator.

The National Weather Service says overnight temperatures in the Spearfish area dropped to 4 degrees above zero farenhite, but sheriff officials say the time of death and cause of death have yet to be determine. An autopsy is being conducted and Krejici’s death remains under investigation.