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Lake County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

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


Lake County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 34 and 462nd Avenue

               Seven miles east of Madison

When:   1:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2017


Driver No. 1: Female, 70, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ


Driver No. 2: Female, 75, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Journey


MADISON, S.D. – A 70-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Madison.


Name of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of families. They were the only two people involved.


A 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ was stopped on South Dakota Highway 34 at the intersection of 462nd Avenue. The Equinox had activated its lights and was prepared to turn onto 462nd Avenue.


The vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Dodge Journey. Both vehicles were eastbound.


The 70-year-old female in the Equinox was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the second vehicle, 75, received minor injuries and was transported to the Madison hospital. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Ambulance and Wentworth Fire and Rescue.


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