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Name Released in Tripp County Fatal Crash




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Name Released in Tripp County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 237

               Two miles east of Carter, S.D.  

When:   8:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018


Driver: Ricky Meister, 65, Winner, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford Edge


CARTER, S.D. – A 65-year-old Winner, S.D., man has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 18 near Carter.


Ricky Meister was driving a 2017 Ford Edge westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when he lost control. The vehicle went into the west ditch, vaulted over a field approach and rolled several times. Whether a seatbelt was used is still under investigation.


Meister was first transported to the Winner hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. He died there on Tuesday, Oct. 23.


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.