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Sanborn County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019

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


Sanborn County Fatal Crash


What:    Three-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 34 and South Dakota Highway 37

              Three miles east of Woonsocket, S.D.

When:   7:52 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019


Driver No. 1:  Male, 14, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers:  Male, 15, Fatal Injuries

                       Male, 14, Fatal Injuries

                       Male, 14, Fatal Injuries                     

Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Alero


Driver No. 2: Female, 46, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer


Driver No. 3: Male, 43, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 35, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Impala



WOONSOCKET, S.D. – Three people died and two others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night east of Woonsocket.


Names of those involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. Two other people involved were not injured.


A 2000 Oldsmobile Alero was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 preparing to turn north onto South Dakota Highway 37. The vehicle collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was westbound on Highway 34. The Alero spun around and collided with a 2011 Chevrolet Impala that was at the stop sign on Highway 37.


All three juvenile male passengers of the Alero were pronounced dead at the scene. The 14-year-old male driver was transported to the Mitchell hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.


The 46-year-old female driver of the Trailblazer also was taken to the Mitchell hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. The two occupants in the third vehicle were not injured.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is preliminary 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.