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Potter County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 19, 2020

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


Potter County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 209

              16 miles west of Gettysburg, S.D.

When:   10:27 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020


Driver No. 1:  Female, 24, Life-threatening Injuries

Passenger: Male, 35, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Driver No. 2: Male, 19, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford F350 Pickup


GETTYSURG, S.D. – One person died and another person was seriously injured late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Gettysburg.


Names of the three persons involved are not being released pending notification of family members.


A 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the driver lost control as the vehicle entered a right-turning curve. The vehicle cross the centerline and collided with an eastbound 2013 Ford F350 pickup.


The 35-year-old male passenger in the Monte Carlo was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old female driver sustained life-threatening injuries. She was transported via ambulance to the Gettysburg hospital and airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.


Uninjured was the 19-year-old male driver of the pickup. He was wearing a seat belt.


Charges are pending against both drivers.


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.