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Names Released in Hanson County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

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

 

Names Released in 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: Lisa Shippy, 52, Mitchell, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Darcy Constant, 43, Mitchell, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                       Female, 17, Mitchell, S.D.,  Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer

 

MITCHELL, S.D. – Two women from Mitchell have been identified as those who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Mitchell.

 

A third person, a 17-year-old female from Mitchell, was seriously injured. 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, 52-year-old Lisa Shippy, and the front-seat passenger, 43-year-old Darcy Constant, 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. Her name is not being released because she is a juvenile.

 

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.

 

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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.