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Deuel County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

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

 

Deuel County Fatal Crash

 

What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:   SD Highway 22, mile marker 371

               One mile east of Clear Lake, S.D.

When:    8:14 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

 

Driver No. 1:  Male, 56, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Peterbuilt Prostar

 

Driver No. 2: Female, 83, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 86, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1998 Lincoln Town Car

 

CLEAR LAKE, S.D.  – Two women were killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Clear Lake.

 

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

 

A 1998 Lincoln Town Car was westbound on South Dakota Highway 22 when the vehicle slid into the eastbound lane where it was hit by an on-coming 2016 Peterbuilt Prostar.

 

Both women in the car, ages 83 for the driver and 86 for the passenger, were ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. It is unknown at this time whether they were wearing seatbelts.

 

The 56-year-old male driver of the semi was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 

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

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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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.