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Name Released In Kingsbury County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, July 9, 2017

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


Name Released In Kingsbury County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where: 441st Avenue

              1 ½ miles north of Lake Preston

When:   5:24 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Driver: Crystal Morell, 52, Lake Preston, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Buick LeSabre


LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 52-year-old Lake Preston woman died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Lake Preston.


Crystal Morell was driving a 2003 Buick LeSabre southbound on 441st Avenue when she lost control. The driver vehicle crossed the center line and entered the east ditch. The vehicle then went back onto the roadway and into the west ditch where it rolled.


Morell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. She was later pronounced dead at the DeSmet hospital.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Kingsbury County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Preston Ambulance and Lake Preston First Responders.  


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