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Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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


Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash


What:    Pickup-motorcycle fatal crash

Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker 189

              12 miles north of Watertown, S.D.

When:   10:57 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Driver No. 1: Vivian Kenderdine, 67, Sifton, Manitoba Canada Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Harley Davidson FLST


Driver No. 2: Marcia Schmidt, 64, Roslyn, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Ford F 150 Pickup


WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown.


A 2008 Harley Davidson FLST was southbound on Interstate 29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F 150 pickup.


The 67-year-old female motorcycle driver, Vivan Kenderdine of Sifton, Manitoba, Canada, was thrown from the motorcycle and into the interstate median. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a helmet.


Not injured was the pickup driver, Marcia Schmidt, 64, of Rosyln. She was wearing a seatbelt.


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.