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Names Released in McCook County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

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


Names Released in 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: Gabriel Ramirez, 26, Freeman, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup


Driver No. 2: Randall Schryvers, 64, Corsica, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Ford F350 Pickup


CANISTOTA, S.D. – Gabriel Ramirez, 26, of Freeman, S.D., has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning near Canistota.


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.


Ramirez, who was driving the Silverado, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, 64-year-old Randall Schryvers of Corsica, S.D., 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.