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Name Released in McCook County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

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


Name Released in McCook County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  248th Street and Valley Road

              Six miles north of Montrose

When:   5:31 a.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017


Driver: Therasa Anderson, 41, Garretson, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan


MONTROSE S.D. –  A Garretson, S.D., female has been identified as the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Montrose.


Therasa Anderson, 41, was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan eastbound on 248th Street approaching a curve when she lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch, rolled and started on fire.  


Anderson, who was the only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known whether she was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were McCook County Sheriff’s Office and Montrose Fire Department.


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.