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Name Released in Clay County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019

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


Name Released in Clay  County Fatal Crash


What:   One-vehicle crash

Where:  Intersection of 455th Avenue and 299th Street

               Two miles south and three miles east of Irene.

When:   2:53 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24, 2018


Driver: Brooklyn Bender, 22, Yankton, S.D.

Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup


IRENE, S.D. – A 22-year-old Yankton woman has died as the result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Dec. 24, 2018 near Irene.


Brooklyn Bender was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup southbound on 455th Avenue near the intersection of 299th Street when she lost control. The vehicle went into the west ditch and rolled.


The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. She died as a result of her injuries on Wednesday, Jan. 2.  


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.