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Name Released In Gregory County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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

 

Name Released In Gregory County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S Highway 18, mile marker 289

              Three miles east of Burke, S.D.

When:   7:23 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020

 

Driver No 1:  Zane Goitia, 16, Burke, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Chrysler Eagle Vision

 

Driver No. 2: Kaycee Martin, 29, Burke, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup

 

BURKE, S.D. – A Burke juvenile male has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Burke.

 

A 1996 Chrysler Eagle Vision was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 18 when it crossed the center line and collided head on with a westbound 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup pulling a flatbed trailer.

 

Zane Goitia, 16, was driving the Chrysler and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Sustaining life-threatening injuries was Kaycee Martin of Burke, the 29-year-old male driver of the pickup. He was transferred by ambulance to the Burke hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

 

The two drivers were the only people involved in the crash.

 

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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Advisory: DPS and the Highway Patrol have been informed that the last name of the deceased is pronounced Goy-tee-a.

 

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.