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Names Released in Brown County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 31, 2017

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

 

Names Released in Brown County Fatal Crash

 

What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:   SD Highway 10 and 387th Avenue (also known as Brown County Road 10)

                Five miles south of Frederick, S.D.

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

 

Driver No. 1:  Matthew Folkman, 39, Oakes, N.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Peterbilt 579 Semi-truck

 

Driver No. 2: Michael Wilson, 16, Barnard, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Alexander Bowman, 17, Westport, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer SUV

 

  

FREDERICK, S.D.  – Names have been released in the two-vehicle crash that killed one and injured another Tuesday afternoon south of Frederick.

 

Alexander Bowman, 17, Westport, S.D., died of injuries suffered in the crash. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Michael Wilson, 16, Barnard, S.D., who suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

 

Their 1999 Chevrolet Blazer SUV was southbound on 387th Avenue when it stopped at the stop sign posted at the intersection of 387th Avenue (also known as 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 occupants were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to an Aberdeen hospital.

 

Matthew Folkman, 39, Oakes, N.D., was driving the semi and was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate 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.

 

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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.