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Turner County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

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

 

Turner County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 19 and 280th Avenue

              Three miles north of Hurley, S.D.

When:   7:34 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2020

 

Driver No 1: Male, 47, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Female, 43, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chrysler Town and Country

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 71, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Chrysler Town and Country

 

HURLEY, S.D. – One person died Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Hurley

 

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

 

A 2011 Chrysler Town and Country was westbound on 280th Avenue and failed to stop at the stop sign located at the intersection of South Dakota Highway 19 and 280th Avenue. The vehicle collided with a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country which was southbound on South Dakota Highway 19.

 

The 71-year-old male driver of the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

 

A 43-year-old female passenger in the 2002 Chrysler Town and Country suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital. The 47-year-old male driver of that vehicle sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital.

 

All those 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.

 

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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.