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Roberts County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, May 27, 2017

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


Roberts County Fatal Crash

What:     Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:   U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 363

                Three miles west of Summit, S.D.

When:    2:19 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017


Driver No 1: Male, 66, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar


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

Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix


SUMMIT, S.D. – One person was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near Summit.


The names of the two are not being released pending notification of family members. Both were drivers and the only people involved.


A 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12. A 1998 Ford Windstar attempted to turn west from 455th Avenue onto U.S. Highway 12. The two vehicles collided.


The 66-year-old male driver of the Windstar, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, a 16-year-old female, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota's Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, Summit Fire Rescue and Grant Roberts Ambulance.


An approximate location on the crash can be found here: ROBERTS COUNTY CRASH.


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.