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Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

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


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 229, mile marker 6

              Sioux Falls, S.D. City Limits

When:   7:08 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017


Driver No. 1: Alexander Lorang, 18, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck


Driver No. 2: Cody Dolge, 35, Sioux Falls, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Male, 5, Sioux Falls, S.D., Minor Injuries

                      Male, 4, Sioux Falls, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Honda CRV


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls male has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Sioux Falls.


Alexander Lorang, 18, was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on Interstate 229 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The pickup traveled onto the right shoulder and into the ditch before the driver overcorrected to the left. This caused the pickup to cross Interstate 229 and strike the median and metal guardrail.  After striking the guardrail the pickup vaulted, causing it to land on top of a 2004 Honda CRV, which was southbound on Interstate 229.


The pickup driver was ejected and later pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown whether he was wearing a seatbelt.


All three occupants of the Honda CRV were wearing seatbelts or were in a child restraint seat. The driver, Cody Dolge, 35, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. The two male passengers, ages five and four, sustained minor injuries. All three are from Sioux Falls.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were Sioux Falls Police Department, Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue, Paramedics Plus and MedStar.


An approximate location of the crash can be found at: MINNEHAHA COUNTY FATAL CRASH.


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.