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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 1, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 406

               One mile west of Brandon exit

When:   2 a.m., July 1, 2017


Driver No. 1: Male, 39, Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet CWSIL


Driver No. 2: Female, 38, Fatal Injuries

Passenger No. 1: Male, 44, Fatal Injuries

Passenger No. 2: Female, 11, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Subaru Forester


BRANDON, S.D. – Two people died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday morning near Brandon.


Names of the four people are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved in the crash.


A 2002 Chevrolet CWSI and a 1998 Subaru Forester collided on Interstate 90, near mile marker 406. Both vehicles rolled into the north ditch.


The Subaru’s 38-year-old female driver and 44-year-old male passenger were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The third occupant, an 11-year-old female, received serious non-life threatening injuries.


A 39-year-old male, who was driving the Chevrolet, also was not wearing a seatbelt and received life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the state Division of Criminal Investigation, Brandon Police Department, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, Brandon Fire Rescue, South Dakota Department of Transportation and Med Star.


An approximate location on the crash can be found at: MINNEHAHA COUNTY FATAL CRASH.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.