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Name Released in Turner County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

 

Name Released in Turner County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  277th Street and 447th Avenue

               Two miles south of Marion, S.D.

When:    8:15 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018

 

Occupants:  Lolette Oja, 36, Chancellor, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon

 

MARION, S.D. – A 36-year-old woman from Chancellor, S.D. has been identified as the person wo died Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Marion.

  

A 2001 GMC Yukon was westbound on 277th Avenue, which is a gravel road, when the vehicle went off the roadway, into the ditch and eventually rolled.

 

Lolette Oja, who was driving and not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only person involved in the crash.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

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.

 

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