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Yankton County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

 

Yankton County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  SD Highway 50, mile marker 389

               Three miles east of Yankton, S.D.

When:    1:20 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 27, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Unknown Identity, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra

 

Driver No. 2: Female, 40, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Male, 43, Fatal Injuries

                       Female, 10, Fatal Injuries

                       Female, 12, Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Sentra

 

YANKTON, S.D. – Five people died and another person was seriously injured early Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.

 

Names are not being released pending notification of families.

 

A Yankton city police officer was attempting to stop a 1996 Acura Integra which was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 50. The Integra shut off its headlights and crossed onto the westbound lanes where it collided with a westbound 2010 Nissan Sentra

 

Both occupants of the Acura Integra were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither were wearing seatbelts.

 

Three of the four occupants of the Nissan Sentra also died in the crash. The fourth occupant, a 12-year-old female, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver was wearing a seatbelt. It is unknown how many of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

 

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.