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Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

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

 

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 379

              Humboldt, S.D.

When:  9:17 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

 

Driver: Jennifer Davis, 38, Fort Pierre, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers:  Male, 14, Fort Pierre, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

                       Female, 15, Fort Pierre, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                       Trevor Hayes, 18, Pierre, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                       Male, 13, Fort Pierre, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

 

Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Trailblazer

 

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – A 38-year-old Fort Pierre, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning near Humboldt. Four others were seriously injured.

 

A 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver, Jennifer Davis, lost control of the vehicle while traveling across a bridge where the pavement was ice covered. The vehicle ran off the roadway, collided with the guardrail and rolled several times.

 

Four of the five occupants were thrown from the vehicle. A 15-year-old female passenger was the only one not ejected. None of the five occupants were wearing seatbelts.

 

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old male passenger sustained life-threatening injuries. The three other passengers suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. All were taken to a Sioux Falls hospital.

 

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.