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Hamlin County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, June 9, 2019

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


Hamlin County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 81

              11 miles south of Watertown, S.D.

When:   12:55 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019


Driver No. 1: Female, 63, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck


Driver No. 2: Male, 82, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 GMC Yukon


WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown.


Names of the deceased and the other person involved are not being released pending notification of family.


A 1996 GMC Yukon was westbound on South Dakota Highway 22 when it made an illegal lane change to cross U.S. Highway 81. The vehicle collided with a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup which was traveling southbound on Highway 81.


The 82-year-old male driver of the Yukon was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a 63-year-old female, was wearing a seatbelt and 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.




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 comple