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Hughes County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 27, 2020

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


Hughes County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  West Bend Road

              38 miles east of Pierre, S.D.

When:   8:45 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2020


Driver:          Female, 24, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Male, 19, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                      Male, 4, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Maxima


PIERRE, S.D. – One juvenile died and two adults were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night east of Pierre.


Names of those involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.


A 2000 Nissan Maxima was northbound on West Bend Road when it left the roadway and went into the east ditch. Two of the three occupants were ejected from the vehicle. None of the occupants were wearing seat belts.


One passenger, a 4-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the Pierre hospital. The female driver and the second male passenger received serious non-life threatening injuries.


Charges are pending against the driver.


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.