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Hanson County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

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

 

Hanson County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Three-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 336

               Four miles east of Mitchell, S.D.

When:   11:27 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 71, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Female, 76, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Buick LaCrosse

 

Driver No. 3: Male, 69, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Toyota Corolla

 

MITCHELL, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday morning east of Mitchell.

 

Names of the three people are not being released pending notification of family. They were the only three people involved.

 

A 2014 Buick LaCrosse was westbound on Interstate 90 and had slowed down due to traffic being backed up because of a crash on I-90 at mile marker 333. A westbound 2012 Dodge Ram pickup rear-ended the LaCrosse, causing it to strike a 2018 Toyota Corolla.

 

The 76-year-old female driver of the Buick LaCrosse was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

 

A 71-year-old male, who was driving the pickup, was taken to the Mitchell hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 

Also transported to the Mitchell hospital was the 69-year-old male driver of the Toyota Corolla. He suffered minor injuries. It is not known whether he was wearing a seatbelt.

 

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.