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Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

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



Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 178

               10 miles west of Mobridge, S.D.

When:    2:49 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018


Driver: Lorraine Iron Thunder, 51, McLaughlin, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 KIA Forte


MOBRIDGE, S.D. – A McLaughlin, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Mobridge.


Lorraine Iron Thunder, 51, was driving a 2002 KIA Forte westbound on U.S. Highway 12 when the vehicle crossed into the other lane of traffic, went into the south ditch and eventually rolled several times. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only occupant.


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.