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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.

 

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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.