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Name Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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


Name Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash


What:     One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:   413th Avenue and Old Mill Road

                Two miles east of Mitchell, S.D.

When:     Under Investigation


Driver: Ashley Lassiter, 28, Mitchell, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu


MITCHELL, S.D. – A Mitchell woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell.


A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu was northbound on 413th Avenue when it drifted across the roadway and into the west ditch. The vehicle eventually entered Rock Creek and ended up on its top.


The driver and only occupant, 28-year-old Ashley Lassiter, was not wearing a seatbelt. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


While the vehicle was discovered Sunday afternoon, the crash appears to have happened sometime earlier on Sunday.  


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.