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Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196

 

Names Released in 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: Jason Sammons, 43, Storm Lake, IA, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 International Truck Tractor

 

Driver No. 2: Jasmine Webbs, 23, Sioux Falls, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Chrysler 300

  

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Storm Lake, Iowa man has been identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday in Sioux Falls.

 

Jason Sammons, 43, was driving a 2017 International truck tractor 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.

 

Sammons was pronounced dead at the scene. Jasmine Webbs, 23, Sioux Falls, was driving the car. She sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. They were the only occupants involved in the crash.

 

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

 

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.