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Roberts County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

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


Roberts County Fatal Crash


What:     One-vehicle crash

Where:   Interstate 29, mile marker 249

               17 miles north of Sisseton, S.D.

When:    1:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018


Driver:  Male, 28, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Female, 23, Fatal

Vehicle: 2007 Ford Crew Cab


SISSETON, S.D.  – One person died and another was seriously injured early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Sisseton.   


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


A 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the road and eventually rolled.


The 23-year-old female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver, 28, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Fargo, N.D. hospital.


Neither person was wearing a seatbelt. Charges are pending against the driver.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office 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.