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Union County (Milepost 15) Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
CONTACT: Capt. Kevin Joffer, Lt. Alan Welsh or Lt. Paul Gerken, SD Highway Patrol, (605) 367-5700


              Union County (Milepost 15) Fatal Crash


What: Two-vehicle fatal crash

When: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, 7:00 a.m.

Where: Interstate 29 mile marker 15, one mile south of Elk Point, SD


Driver 1: Angela Beth Snoozy, 27, Emery, SD, fatal

Vehicle 1: 2006 Chrysler 300M


Driver 2: Loren Harold Fischer, 49, Vermillion, SD, no injuries

Vehicle 2: 2000 Peterbilt garbage truck

ELK POINT, S.D. – An Emery, S.D., woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 about a mile south of Elk Point on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Angela Beth Snoozy, 27, was driving a 2006 Chrysler 300 M northbound when her vehicle went out of control and crossed the median into the southbound lane. It struck a 2006 Peterbilt garbage truck driven by Loren Harold Fischer, 49, of Vermillion. The roadway was slippery from freezing drizzle in the area.

Snoozy, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from her vehicle and received fatal injuries. Fischer was wearing a seatbelt. He was uninjured.

A secondary, non-injury crash occurred when a third vehicle struck the engine assembly of the Chrysler, which had been dislodged in the crash with the truck.

No further information is immediately available.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Union County Sheriff’s Office, Elk Point Police Department, Elk Point Fire/Emergency Medical Service, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and South Dakota Department of Transportation assisted.