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Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 29, 2017

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



Names Released in 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: Eddie Goodwin, 66, Watertown, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar


Driver No. 2: Nerissa Welch, 16, Waubay, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix


SUMMIT, S.D. – A Watertown, S.D., man has been identified as the person killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon near Summit.


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.


Eddie Goodwin, 66, was the driver of the Windstar. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


The driver of the other vehicle was Nerissa Welch, 16, of Waubay, S.D.  She was wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.


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.


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.