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Beadle County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

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


Beadle County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    South Dakota Highway 28, mile marker 297

                One mile south and one mile west of Carpenter, SD

When:     8:33 a.m., Jan. 31, 2018


Driver No. 1:  Female, 67, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Male, 69, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Uplander Mini Van


Driver No. 2: Female, 25, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 GMC 3500 Van


CARPENTER, S.D. – One man died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash near Carpenter.


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


A 2008 Chevrolet Uplander mini van was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 28. A GMC 3500 van was westbound at the same location when the driver lost control on the ice covered road. The GMC vehicle slid into the eastbound lane and collided with the Uplander.


The 69-year-old male passenger in the Uplander was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


Both drivers also were injured. The 67-year-old female driver of the Uplander suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Huron hospital. The driver of the GMC, a 25-year-old female, sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Watertown hospital. Both women were wearing seatbelts.


Charges are pending against the 25-year-old driver.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Beadle County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office, Spink County Sheriff’s Office, Beadle County Coroner, Clark County Coroner, Willow Lake Fire and Rescue, Clark Ambulance, Watertown Ambulance and South Dakota Department of Transportation.


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.