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Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

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


Names Released in 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: Jonathan Roubideaux, 29, Utica, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Passenger No. 1: Javier Renteria, Jr., 25, Yankton, S.D.,  Life-Threatening Injuries

Passenger No. 2: Saul Renteria, 20, Yankton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1983 Ford Mustang


LESTERVILLE, S.D. – A Yankton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash near Lesterville.


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 male occupants were ejected from the vehicle and airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. One of the two passengers, Saul Renteria, 20, later died from his injuries.


The driver, 29-year-old Jonathan Roubideaux of Utica, S.D.,  and the other passenger, 25-year-old Javier Renteria, Jr. of Yankton, 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.




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.