Agency RSS

Name Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 10, 2019

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


Name Released In Bennett County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle rollover

Where:  237th Avenue

              Three miles north of Tuthill, S.D.

When:   5:21 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Driver: Leota Frandsen, 83, Martin, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Malibu


TUTHILL, S.D. – A Martin, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died last Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover north of Tuthill.


A 2007 Chevrolet Malibu was northbound on 237th Avenue, traveling around a curve when it left the roadway. The vehicle entered the east ditch, tipped and rolled.


Leota Frandsen, 83, was the driver and only occupant. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.