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Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

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

 

Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash

 

What:     Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:   Mile Marker 365 on S.D. Highway 10

               Three miles east of Sisseton

When:    11:09 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

 

Driver 1: Beverly Raw, 85, Browns Valley, MN, Fatal

Vehicle 1: 2003 Dodge Caravan

 

Driver 2: Desirae Ortley, 36, Peever, S.D., Fatal

Vehicle 2: 2008 GMC Sierra Pickup

 

SISSETON, S.D. – Names have been released of the two women who died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on South Dakota Highway 10 east of Sisseton.

  

A 2008 GMC Sierra pickup was eastbound on Highway 10 when it crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2003 Dodge Caravan head-on. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. 

 

Desirae Ortley, 36, Peever, S.D., was the driver of the pickup. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Beverly Raw, 85, Browns Valley, MN, was the driver of the Dodge Caravan. She was wearing a seatbelt.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office and Sisseton tribal officers.

 

 

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.