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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648

 

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 229, mile marker 4, Sioux Falls city limits

When:   4:20 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 43, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 International Truck Tractor

 

Driver No. 2: Female, 23, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 300

  

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Sioux Falls.

 

Names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved in the crash.

 

A 2017 International truck tractor was northbound on Interstate 229 nearing the Minnesota Avenue bridge when the truck tractor went off the roadway, hitting the guard rail. The vehicle fell onto Minnesota Avenue where the tractor hit the front of a southbound 2015 Chrysler 300.

 

The male driver of the tractor trailer, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 23-year-old female driver of the car sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

 

Portions of Interstate 229 and Minnesota Avenue were closed to traffic for a time.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Sioux Falls Police Department, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Paramedics Plus.

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.