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Walworth County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020

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


Walworth County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  10th Avenue West

              City limits of Mobridge, S.D.

When:   9:52 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020


Driver No 1: Female, 16, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 16, Minor Injuries

                     Male, 15, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Ford F150 Pickup


MOBRIDGE, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Mobridge.


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


A 1997 Ford F50 pickup was southbound on 10th Avenue West when the female driver, 16, lost control of the pickup. The vehicle flipped.


The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A 15-year-old male passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to the Mobridge hospital and then airlifted to a Fargo, N.D., hospital. A 16-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Mobridge hospital.


Both the driver and the male passenger were thrown from the vehicle. None of the three occupants 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.