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Tripp County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 4, 2020

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

 

Tripp County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Pedestrian-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 237

              13 miles west of Winner, S.D.

When:   2:11 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020

 

Driver:         Male, 38, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 42, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Mazda3

 

Pedestrian: Male, age unknown, Fatal Injuries

 

 

WINNER, S.D. – One person died early Saturday morning in a vehicle-pedestrian crash west of Winner.

 

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

 

A 2018 Mazda3 was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle struck a male pedestrian who was walking on the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Charges are pending against the 38-year-old male driver of the vehicle. Neither he nor the 42-year-old female passenger were injured. Seat belt use by both occupants is under investigation.

 

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.