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Name Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

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


Name Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash



What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  409th Avenue

              One mile southwest of Parkston, S.D.

When:   2:36 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019


Driver:  Taylor Thuringer, 15, Parkston, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers:  Male, 16, Parkston, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

                       Female, 15, Parkston, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

                       Male, 14, Parkston, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries


Vehicle: 2003 Ford F150 Pickup


PARKSTON, S.D. – A 15-year-old Parkston female has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Parkston.


A 2003 Ford F150 pickup was northbound on 409th Avenue. Taylor Thuringer, who was driving, swerved to miss a mud hole in the road and lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch, rolled several times and caught fire.


The driver died at the scene. The three passengers, who were not wearing seatbelts, were thrown from the vehicle. All received life-threatening injuries. A 16-year-old male was transported to the Parkston hospital. The two other passengers, a 15-year-old female and a 14-year-old male, were eventually flown to Sioux Falls hospitals. All are from Parkston.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. This is only preliminary information at this time.


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.