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Spink County Fatal Crash (Jan. 2, 2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

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



Spink County Fatal Crash (Jan. 2, 2017)


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 281, mile marker 164

              One mile north of Ashton, S.D.

When:   3:29 p.m., Monday, Jan. 2, 2017


Driver No. 1: Fethalrahman Nouralhady, 40, Aberdeen, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Eisiddig Ahmed, 31, Aberdeen, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Mazda 626 DX/LX


Driver No. 2: Bradly Bixler, 64, Hitchcock, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Debra Bixler, 61, Hitchcock, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Ford F150 Pickup


ASHTON, S.D. – An Aberdeen man has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Jan. 2, 2017 north of Ashton.


Fethalrahman Nouralhady, 40, died Thursday, Jan. 26.


The crash occurred when a 1998 Maza 626 DX/LX was traveling north on U.S. Highway 281 when the driver, Nouralhady, lost control. The vehicle eventually cross the center line and into the path of a southbound 2015 Ford F150 pickup.


Both Nouralhady and his passenger, 31-year-old Eisiddig Ahmed of Aberdeen, had to be extricated from their vehicle. They were transported by ambulance to an Aberdeen hospital. The driver was eventually transported to a Sioux Falls hospital and then to a Minneapolis hospital where he died.


A Hitchcock couple was in the pickup. Driver Bradley Bixler, 64, and passenger, Debra Bixler, 61, both suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. They were taken by ambulance to a Redfield hospital.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol investigated the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Spink County Sheriff’s Office, Redfield Jaws Team, Redfield Ambulance, Ashton Fire and Rescue, Aberdeen Ambulance and state Game, Fish and Parks Department.


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 completed.