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McCook County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

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


McCook County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 42, mile marker 334

              Four miles south and four miles west of Canistota, S.D.

When:   11:41 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017


Driver No. 1: Male, 26, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup


Driver No. 2: Male, 64, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Ford F350 Pickup


CANISTOTA, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning near Canistota.


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


A 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling west on South Dakota Highway 42 when it drifted across the center line. The driver of an eastbound 1997 Ford F350 pickup made an evasive move to the right to avoid the other pickup, but the two vehicles collided.


The driver of the Silverado was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was transported to a Mitchell hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. Whether either driver was wearing a seatbelt is under investigation.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the McCook County Sheriff’s Office, Bridgewater Fire Rescue, Bridgewater Ambulance, McCook County Fire Rescue and McCook County Ambulance.


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




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.