Granite Falls man rolls vehicle Sunday to avoid hitting a deer near Redwood Falls

Shane Alan Nokleby, 22, of Granite Falls, did not hit a deer Sunday night but he lost control of his 2012 Chevrolet Impala and rolled, eventually landing on the roof. He was able to exit the vehicle with minor injuries.


REDWOOD FALLS — A Granite Falls man suffered minor injuries after rolling his vehicle Sunday night after avoiding hitting a deer west of Redwood Falls, according to a news release from the Redwood County Sheriff's Office .

According to the news release, Shane Alan Nokleby, 22, swerved his 2012 Chevrolet Impala in an attempt to avoid hitting a deer that was crossing at the intersection of state Highway 19 and Harvest Avenue.

Nokleby's vehicle did not hit the deer but he lost control of his Impala and it rolled, eventually landing on its roof. He was able to exit the vehicle himself.


Nokleby was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The hospital and other responding agencies are not listed on the crash report.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at
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