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Lincoln County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

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


Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:     Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

Where:   U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 349

                Within the city limits of Canton, S.D.

When:    8:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018


Driver:  Male, 25, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe


Pedestrian: Male, 73, Fatal Injuries


CANTON, S.D.  – One man died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred in Canton.


Names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families.


A 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the driver observed a person standing in the middle of the road. The driver tried to stop, but the vehicle collided with the pedestrian, a 73-year-old male.


The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle driver, a 25-year-old male, was not injured. 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.




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