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Names Released in Marshall County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Names Released in Marshall County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  101st Street and 440th Avenue

              Four miles north and five miles west of Veblen, S.D.

When:   9:12 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2019


Driver: Bishop Swallow, 18, Nemo, S.D.,  Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Samantha Shortman, 17, Rosholt, S.D.,  Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala


VEBLEN, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash near Veblen.


A 2004 Chevrolet Impala was westbound on 101st Street, which is a gravel road, when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch and hit a tree.


Samantha Shortman of Rosholt, S.D., who was the 17-year-old female passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bishop Swallow of Nemo, S.D., who was the 18-year-old male driver, died while being flown to a Sioux Falls hospital. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.


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


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.