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Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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


Brown County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:   SD Highway 10 and Brown County Road 10

                Five miles south of Frederick, SD

When:    4:55 p.m., Tuesday, March 28,2017


Driver No. 1:  Male, 39, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Peterbilt 579 Semi-truck


Driver No. 2: Male, 16, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Male, 17, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer SUV



FREDERICK, S.D.  – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon south of Frederick, S.D.  


The names of the two people, both males, are not being released pending notification of their families. A third person involved was not injured.


A 1999 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was southbound on Brown County Road 10 when it stopped at the stop sign posted at the intersection of Brown County Road 10 and South Dakota Highway 10. The SUV then proceed through the intersection and collided with a westbound 2016 Peterbilt 578 semi-truck hauling an empty tanker trailer.


After the collision, the SUV rolled into the south ditch. Both the 16-year-old driver and the 17-year-old passenger were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an Aberdeen hospital.


The driver of the semi, a 39-year-old male, was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.


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


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.