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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

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

 

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker 89

              Five miles north of Sioux Falls, S.D.

When:   5:51 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 30, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 30, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning north of Sioux Falls.

 

Names of the two men are not being released pending notification of family. They were the only persons involved.

 

A 2007 GMC Envoy was northbound on Interstate 29 when it ran off the road to the left, into the median and into the southbound traffic. It was struck by a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. Both vehicles went off the road to the right and came to rest in the west ditch.

 

The 30-year-old male driver of the Envoy was pronounced dead at the scene. The 30-year-old male driver of the pickup sustained minor injuries, but refused medical treatment. Both drivers 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.

 

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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.