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Name Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

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


Name Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash


What:    Vehicle vs. Train Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 25, mile marker 17

              Two miles south of Scotland, S.D.

When:   9:28 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019


Driver: Isabelle Plath, 21, Yankton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1990 Chevy CG21305 Van


SCOTLAND, S.D. – A 21-year-old female from Yankton, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Thursday night when her vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern railroad train near Scotland.


A 1990 Chevy CG21305 was northbound on South Dakota Highway 25 when the vehicle collided with the train. Isabelle Plath, who was the driver of the vehicle,  was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only person involved.


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.