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Lake County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Saturday, July 7, 2019

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


 Lake County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 34, mile marker 388

              One mile east of Madison, S.D.

When:   12:19 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019


Driver No. 1: Male, 19, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Male, 18, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Honda Accord


Driver No. 2:  Male, 59, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 59, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Peterbilt Semi-truck/trailer


MADISON, S.D. – One man died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Madison.

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

A 2011 Honda Accord was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 when it rear-ended a 2002 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer which had just turned eastbound onto Highway 34.

Both occupants of the Honda Accord were taken to the Madison hospital. The 18-year-old male passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was later pronounced dead. The 19-year-old male driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Whether he was wearing a seatbelt is under investigation.

The two occupants of the semi-truck, the male driver and female passenger, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured. Both are 59 years old.

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.