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Lyman County Fatal Crash

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, SDDOT Public Information Officer, 605-773-7179


What:    Two-vehicle crash
Where:  Intersection of SD273/SD1806 and BIA 10
               12.5 miles north of Kennebec, S.D.
When:   7:38 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 

Driver 1:         Male, 79, Fatal Injuries
Passenger:    Female, 80, Fatal Injuries
Vehicle:         Honda Pioneer 700 Utility Vehicle (UTV) (side-by-side ATV) 

Driver 2:         Female, 18, Minor Injuries

Passengers:    Male, 18, Minor Injuries

                        Female, 60, Minor Injuries



PRESHO, S.D.  - Two people died and three others were injured Tuesday night in a two vehicle crash involving a UTV and a passenger car north of Kennebec.


Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.


A 2016 Honda UTV was northbound on SD Highway 273. The UTV failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of SD Highway 1806 and BIA 10. The UTV was struck, in the intersection, by a 2017 Hyundai Elantra that was traveling east on SD Highway 1806.


Both occupants on the UTV were thrown from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene. Neither were wearing seatbelts or helmets.


The three occupants in the car received minor injuries. They were transported to the Chamberlain hospital where they were treated and released. The driver and backseat passenger were wearing seatbelts. The front seat passenger was not.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 


The Highway Patrol is part of the 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.