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Moody County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020

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


Moody County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 32 and 474th Avenue

              Five miles west of Flandreau, S.D.

When:   10:31 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2020


Driver No 1: Male, 48, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Female, 39, Fatal Injuries

                      Male, 39, Minor Injuries

                      Female, 15, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                      Male, 10, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Ford F-150 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Male, 63, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford F-150 Pickup


FLANDREAU, S.D. – One person died and four others were injured Friday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Flandreau.


Names of the six people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.


A 2017 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on 474th Avenue when it failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 474th Avenue and South Dakota Highway 32. The vehicle collided in the intersection with a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup that was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 32.


Five people were in the 2018 Ford F-150 pickup. A 39-year-old female passenger suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 48-year-old male driver and a 15-year-old female passenger both suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. A 39-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries and was not transported. A 10-year-old male passenger was not injured.


The other driver, a 63-year-old male, sustained life-threatening injuries. He was first transported by ambulance to the Flandreau hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital


All six people involved were wearing seat belts.


South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this time.


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.