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Douglas County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 3, 2020

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

 

Douglas County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  275th Street and 379th Avenue

              Two miles south of New Holland, S.D.

When:   12:20 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020

 

Driver:  Male, 16, Fatal Injuries

Motorcycle: 2002 Toyota 4-Runner

 

 

NEW HOLLAND, S.D. – A 16-year-old male died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of New Holland.

 

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

 

A 2002 Toyota 4-Runner was eastbound on 275th Street near the intersection with 379th Avenue. The driver lost control of the vehicle on the gravel road, went into the south ditch and rolled.

 

The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He 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.

 

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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.