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Sisseton Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in Dec. 11 Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

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


Sisseton Man Dies From Injuries

Sustained in Dec. 11 Crash


What:      Three-Vehicle Crash

Where:    S.D. Highway 10 and 2nd Avenue West

                Within Sisseton City Limits

When:     3:44 p.m. Dec. 11, 2017


Driver No 1: Douglas Crandall, 59, Sisseton, Minor Injuries

Passenger: Tony Gutierrez, 61, Sisseton, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1991 GMC Jimmy


Driver No. 2: Jasmine Welch, 23, Aberdeen, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am


Driver No. 3: Lance DeMarrias, 44, Sisseton, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 GMC Yukon


SISSETON, S.D. – A Sisseton man has died from injuries sustained in a Dec. 11, 2017 three-vehicle crash in Sisseton.


A 1991 GMC Jimmy was westbound on South Dakota Highway 10 when the driver stopped and attempted to turn into a parking lot. The vehicle collided with an eastbound 2002 Pontiac Grand AM. The GMC Jimmy then overturned and slid into a 2004 GMC Yukon that was stopped and exiting the parking lot.


Tony Gutierrez, 61, was a passenger in the GMC Jimmy. He was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died Dec. 23.


The driver of the Pontiac Grand AM was not wearing a seatbelt and received minor injuries. The driver of the GMC Jimmy was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Police, Sisseton Police Department, Sisseton Fire and Rescue and Grant/Roberts 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.