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Beadle County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

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


Beadle County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    North Junction of U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 281

                Three miles north of Wolsey, S.D.

When:     4:20 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Male, 24, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Freightliner Semi Truck


Driver No. 2: Female, 18, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 18, Life-threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Ford F-150 Pickup


WOLSEY, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured, one seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Wolsey.


Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of families.


A 2015 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the north junction of U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 281. The semi-truck collided with a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup that was northbound on U.S. Highway 281.


The 18-year-old female driver of the pickup was transported to the Huron hospital where she died of her injuries. The 18-year-old female passenger sustained life-threatening injuries. She was first transported to Huron and then by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts.


Charges are pending against the 24-year-old male semi-truck driver. He was wearing a seatbelt and was treated for minor injuries.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Beadle County Sheriff’s Office, Huron Police Department and Wolsey Fire and 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.