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Names Released in Hand County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

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


Names Released in Hand County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 14, mile marker 314

              Three miles west of Wessington, S.D.

When:   11:58 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020


Driver No. 1: Phillip Chandler, Jr., 24, Saint Lawrence, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Klay Min, 26, Huron, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado


WESSINGTON, S.D. – A Saint Lawrence, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died late Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Wessington.


A 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the driver lost control due to icy road conditions. The vehicle slid into the path of an eastbound 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.


Phillip Chandler, Jr., 24, was the driver of the Chevrolet S-10 pickup. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Klay Min, 26, of Huron, S.D., was the other driver. He received life-threatening injuries and was eventually transferred to a Sioux Falls hospital. He was wearing a seat belt.


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.