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Yankton County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

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

 

Yankton County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  430th Avenue and 308th Street

               Eight miles south of Lesterville, S.D.

When:   4:40 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

 

Driver: Male, 29, Life-Threatening Injuries

Passenger No. 1: Male, 25, Life-Threatening Injuries

Passenger No. 2: Male, 20, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1983 Ford Mustang

 

LESTERVILLE, S.D. – One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville.

 

Names of three men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved.

 

A 1983 Ford Mustang was westbound on 430th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into ditch, hit a field approach, went airborne and caught fire after landing.

 

All three occupants were ejected from the vehicle and airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. One of the two passengers, age 20, later died from his injuries. The 29-year-old driver and the other passenger, 25, both suffered life-threatening injuries.

 

Charges are pending against the driver. Seatbelt use by the three is under investigation.

 

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.