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Aurora County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 4, 2018

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Aurora County Fatal Crash


What:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 305

              Three miles west of Plankinton, S.D.

When:   1:22 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018

Driver: Male, 52, fatal injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia

Passenger 1: Female, 51, minor injuries

Passenger 2: Male, 16, serious non-life threatening injuries

Passenger 3: Male, 18, minor injuries

Passenger 4: Male, 15, minor injuries

Passenger 5: Female, 10, minor injuries


Plankinton, S.D. – A 52-year-old man died Monday in a one-vehicle crash west of Plankinton.


The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family.


A 2004 Toyota Sequoia was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled across the median, coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of the interstate. 


The eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 were shut down for several hours due to the crash, and traffic was rerouted.


The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene.


The other occupants of the vehicle were also wearing seatbelts.


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.