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Names Released In Turner County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 6, 2020

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


Names Released In Turner County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 19 and 280th Street

              Three miles north of Hurley, S.D.

When:   3:36 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020


Driver No 1:  Kara Ulmer, 21, Tea, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe


Driver No. 2: Mason Robertson, 17, Harrisburg, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Ford Taurus



HURLEY, S.D. – A Harrisburg, S.D., teen has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Hurley.


A 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe was southbound on South Dakota Highway 19 near the intersection with 280th Street. A 2002 Ford Taurus was eastbound on 280th Street and failed to stop at the intersection. The vehicle entered the intersection and collided with the Hyundai.


Mason Robertson, the 17-year-old male driver of the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene. His seat belt use is under investigation.


Kara Ulmer of Tea, S.D., was the 21-year-old female driver of the Hyundai. She sustained minor injuries. She was wearing a seat belt and was not transported to the hospital.


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.