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Grant County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

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

 

Grant County Fatal Crash

 

What:      Single Vehicle Crash

Where:    477th Avenue and 147th Street

                 One mile north of Milbank, S.D.

When:     4:46 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

 

Driver:  Male, 14, Minor Injuries

Passengers: Female, 15, Fatal

                       Female, 14, Minor Injuries

                       Female, 14, Minor Injuries

                             Female, 17, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Trailblazer

 

MILBANK, S.D. – One teen died and four others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon north of Milbank.

 

The names of the five people are not being released pending notification of family members.

 

A 2002 Chevy Trailblazer was northbound when the male driver lost control on the gravel road. The vehicle went into the west ditch and rolled several times.

 

A 15-year-old female passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

The male driver and two female passengers, all 14 years old, along with a 17-year-old female passenger, sustained minor injuries. Two female passengers, one 14 and the other 17, were wearing seatbelts; the male driver and other female were not.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Milbank Police Department, Milbank Fire Department and Grant-Roberts Ambulance.

 

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

 

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.