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Hanson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

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


Hanson County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 337

               Four miles east of Mitchell, S.D.

When:   10:35 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018


Driver: Female, 52, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Female, 43, Fatal Injuries

                       Female, 17, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer


MITCHELL, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Mitchell.


Names of the three people, all females, are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only ones involved in the crash.


A 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle entered the median, tipped and rolled several times, coming to rest on its roof in the eastbound driving lane.


The driver and front-seat passenger were both ejected from the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene. The back-seat passenger was not ejected, but suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. She was taken by ambulance to the Mitchell hospital.


None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.


Eastbound traffic was diverted off of Interstate 90 at exit 335 for approximately 2 ½ hours.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate 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.