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Corson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 20, 2020

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


Corson County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 63, mile marker 247

              Four miles south of McLaughlin, S.D.

When:   8:35 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020


Driver: Female, 35, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche


McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – One woman died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of McLaughlin.


The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. She was the only person involved.


A 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche was southbound on South Dakota Highway 63 when the 35-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle due to icy road conditions. The vehicle went into the west ditch and rolled.


The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.