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Grant County Fatal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

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


Grant County Fatal


What:     Vehicle-Passenger Crash

Where:   146th Street

                Five miles east and one-half mile south of Milbank, S.D.

When:    10:20 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018


Driver:  Male, 16, No Injuries

Passenger: Male, 16, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid


MILBANK, S.D.  – A 16-year-old male died Sunday morning after falling off the hood of a moving vehicle near Milbank.


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


The male was riding on the hood of a 2001 Dodge Intrepid which was going westbound on 146th Street. The rider’s foot got caught on the front bumper and he was dragged under the vehicle.


After being taken first by ambulance to the Milbank hospital, the person was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where he later died.


The 16-year-old male driver of the vehicle was not injured. Charges are pending against him through the state’s attorney’s office.


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.