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Names Released In Lake County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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


Names Released In 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: Tyler Milliron, 19, Sioux Falls, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Tavian Shaw, 18, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Honda Accord


Driver No. 2:  Jay Reurink, 59, Dell Rapids, S.D., No Injuries

Passenger: Melanie Burggraff, 59, Dell Rapids, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Peterbilt Semi-truck/trailer


MADISON, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Madison.


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. Tavian Shaw, the 18-year-old male passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt, was later pronounced dead. Tyler Milliron, 19, Sioux Falls, was the driver.


He 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. The driver was Jay Reurink and the passenger was Melanie Burggraff, both 59 years old and both from Dell Rapids.


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.