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Minnehaha County Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

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

 

Minnehaha County Crash

 

What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 229, mile marker 9

              In Sioux Falls, S.D., between Benson Road and Rice Street

When:   4:06 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Female, 25, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

 

Driver No. 2: Female, 65, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Buick Lucerne

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Sioux Falls.

 

The names of the two people are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved in the crash.

 

A 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound on Interstate 229 when it veered to the left, crossed the median and struck a southbound 2010 Buick Lucerne.

 

Pronounced dead at the scene was the 25-year-old female driver of the Cavalier. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

The 65-year-old female driver of the Buick Lucerne had to be extricated. She was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.

 

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.