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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

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

 

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 115 and 257th Street

               Two miles north of Renner, S.D.

When:    10:40 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 34, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Silverado Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 18, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup

 

RENNER, S.D. – Two people died Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Renner

 

Names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only two people involved.

 

A 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was southbound on South Dakota Highway 115 while a 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup was northbound on the same highway. The Dodge vehicle crossed the center line and collided head on with the other pickup. Both vehicles started on fire.

 

The 34-year-old male driver of the Silverado died in the fire. Witnesses were able to rescue the 18-year-old driver of the Dodge vehicle. He was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries and died Friday morning.

 

Seatbelt use by either driver is under investigation.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate 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.