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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

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

 

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 229, mile marker 5

              Sioux Falls City Limits

When:   9:18 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

 

Driver: Male, 15, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Male, 16, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday night in Sioux Falls

 

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. The two male juveniles were the only people in the vehicle.

 

A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling across the Big Sioux River bridge. The Jeep left the roadway, rolled down a ditch and struck a tree.

 

The 15-year-old driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16-year-old passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. The passenger’s seatbelt use is under investigation.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.

 

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.