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Yankton County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Yankton County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  295th Street and 435th Avenue

              Six miles north of Lesterville, S.D.

When:   1:04 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017


Driver: Male, 31, Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Male, 24, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica


LESTERVILLE, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured early Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Lesterville, S.D.


Names of the two people are not being released pending notification of family members.


A 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was eastbound on 295th Street when the driver lost control on the gravel road. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled.


The 24-year-old male passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene. The male driver, 31, suffered life threatening injuries. He was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. It is unknown whether he was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County Fire Department and Yankton County Emergency Medical Services.


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.