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Jones County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 18, 2017

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



Jones County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    Interstate 90 mile marker 178

                 14 miles west of Murdo, S.D.

When:     11:25 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Male, 53, no injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Freightliner semi-tractor and trailer


Driver No. 2: Female, 64, fatal injuries

Passenger: Male, 59, fatal injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup


MURDO, S.D. – Two people died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.


The names of the individuals involved are not being released pending notification of family members.


The 2013 Freightliner was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 when it entered the median and went into the westbound lanes of Interstate 90. The 2017 Dodge Ram was traveling westbound and struck the side of the Freightliner’s trailer. Both the Freightliner and Dodge Ram entered the north ditch. The trailer and Dodge Ram both caught fire. The driver and passenger of the Dodge Ram were pronounced dead at the scene.


All three individuals were wearing seat belts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Jones County Sheriff, Murdo Fire Department, Kadoka Fire Department, Midland Fire Department and Jones County Ambulance.


An approximate location on the crash can be found here: Jones County Fatal Crash


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.