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Edmunds County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

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



Edmunds County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 259

                 Five miles west of Ipswich

When:     11:56 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Male, 62, Serious Non-LifeThreatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Ford F-250


Driver No. 2: Male, 24, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Ford Fusion


IPSWICH, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Sunday morning west of Ipswich.


The names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved.


A 2012 Ford F-250 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the center line into the westbound lane and collided with a 2006 Ford Fusion. The Fusion eventually erupted into flames.


The 24-year-old driver of the Fusion was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old driver of the pickup was extricated from the vehicle. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to an Aberdeen hospital. He was later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital.


Use of seatbelts by both drivers is under investigation.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Edmund County Sheriff’s Office, Ipswich Fire Department, Ipswich Ambulance and Aberdeen Ambulance.


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.