Agency RSS

Name Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 11, 2019

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Name Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 406

              One-half mile west of Brandon, S.D.

When:   8:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Driver No. 1: Mitchell Stinger, 28, Sioux Falls, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Kentworth T-270 Tow Truck


Driver No. 2: Traci Scholl, 43, Garretson, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee


BRANDON, S.D. – A Garretson, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash last Tuesday night west of Brandon.


A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it collided with a 2017 Kentworth T-270 tow truck. The truck was working partially in the lane of travel, trying to pull another vehicle out of the median. The truck had its flatbed lowered onto the Interstate’s shoulder and roadway.


The Grand Cherokee drove onto the flatbed, vaulted over the cab of the tow truck and rolled. The 43-year-old female driver, Traci Scholl, was was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Mitchell Stinger, Sioux Falls, was the 28-year-old male driver of the tow truck. He was not injured.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.