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Faulk County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 22, 2019

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


Faulk County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 245

              Seven miles west of Faulkton, S.D.

When:   2:20 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 2019


Driver No 1: Male, 85, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Cadillac Seville


Driver No. 2: Female, 42, Minor Injuries

Passengers: Male, 14, No Injuries

                      Male, 10, No Injuries

                      Male, 8, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Traverse


FAULKTON, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that happened west of Faulkton.


The names of those involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members.


A 2001 Cadillac Seville was westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck head-on an eastbound 2016 Chevrolet Traverse.


Pronounced dead at the scene was the 85-year-old male driver of the Cadillac Seville. He was wearing a seatbelt.


The 42-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet Traverse received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Faulkton hospital. The three male juvenile passengers, ages 14. 10 and eight, were not injured. All four occupants were wearing seatbelts.


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.