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Moody County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 27, 2017

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


Moody County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Highway 34, mile marker 420

                Four miles east of Flandreau, S.D.

When:    3:49 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Female, 66, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica


Driver No. 2: Male, 56, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Yaris



FLANDREAU, S.D.  – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Flandreau.


The names of the two people are not being released pending notification of their families. They were the only two involved in the crash.


Both vehicles were eastbound on Highway 34 when the first vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Yaris, started to slow down and turn left onto 485th Avenue. The second vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, hit the first vehicle on the driver’s side, sending it into the east ditch.


The 56-year-old male driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a 66-year-old female, sustained minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Moody County Sheriff’s Office, Flandreau Police Department and Flandreau Fire 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 complete.