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Roberts County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2019

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

 

Roberts County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Valley Avenue

              Two miles south of Browns Valley, S.D.

When:   2:55 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Female, 35, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Female, 27, Life-threatening Injuries

                      Male, 20, Life-threatening Injuries

                      Female, 36, Life-threatening Injuries
Vehicle: 2012 Toyota RAV4

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 37, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Kenworth W900 Semi

 

BROWNS VALLEY, S.D. – One person died and three others were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley.

 

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

 

A 2012 Toyota RAV4 was southbound on Valley Avenue traveling around a curve when it drifted across the center and collided head-on with a northbound 2000 Kenworth W900 semi-truck.

 

The Toyota went into the west ditch and rolled. The 35-year-old female driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

All three passengers, ages 36, 27 and 20, sustained life-threatening injuries. Two of the passengers were transported to Sioux Falls and the other to Fargo, N.D. Seatbelt use by the three passengers is under investigation.

 

The 37-year-old male driver of the semi-truck received minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

 

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.