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Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 12, 2018

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


Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    Three-vehicle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 42, mile marker 346

               15 miles west of Sioux Falls, S.D.

When:    5:35 p.m., March 8, 2018


Driver No. 1: Jeffrey Maranell, 45, Sioux Falls, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Freightliner Cascadia


Driver No. 2: Caitlyn Carman, 19, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Male, 10, Parker, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Honda CR-V


Driver No. 3: Mark Begeman, 52, Monroe, S.D, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Caravan


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 19-year-old Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the person who died in a three-vehicle crash Thursday night west of Sioux Falls,


A 2004 Honda CR-V was westbound on South Dakota Highway 42 and was preparing to make a left-hand turn onto 454th Avenue. The vehicle was struck from behind by a westbound 1996 Dodge Caravan. The collision pushed the Honda into the path of an eastbound 2011 Freightliner Cascadia.


Caitlyn Carman, the driver of the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger, age 10, was transported by helicopter to a Sioux Falls hospital.


The two other drivers, both male, received minor injuries and were treated at the scene. All four people involved were wearing seatbelts. Charges are pending against Mark Begeman, 52, Monroe, S.D., who was driving the Dodge Caravan.


That area of Highway 42 was closed to traffic for several hours.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the 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.