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Fall River County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

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


Fall River County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 61

              One mile north of Oelrichs, S.D.

When:   1:17 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019


Occupant: Female, 49, Fatal Injuries

Occupant: Male, 47, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Buick LaCrosse


OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs.


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


A 2007 Buick LaCrosse was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle crossed the fog line and went onto the shoulder. The driver lost control and the vehicle went across the westbound lanes, into the median and tipped over.


There were two occupants in the vehicle. A 49-year-female, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 47-year-old male, whose seatbelt use is under investigation, received minor injuries. The driver has not yet been identified at this time.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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.