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Hutchinson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020

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


Hutchinson County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 81, mile marker 22

              11 miles south of Freeman, S.D.

When:   Early morning, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020


Driver: Female, 21, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Subaru Legacy


FREEMAN, S.D. – One woman died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Freeman.


The name of the person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members.


A 2011 Subaru Legacy was southbound on U.S. Highway 81 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle eventually went into the west ditch.


The 21-year-old female driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt.


Exact time of the crash is not known. The crash was reported at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday.


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.