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Name Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020

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

 

Name Released In 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: Emily Holzer, 16, Mobridge, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 16, Mobridge, S.D., Minor Injuries

                   Male, 15, Mobridge, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Ford F150 Pickup

 

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – A Mobridge juvenile has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Mobridge.

 

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

 

Emily Holzer, 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. The two other occupants also were from Mobridge.

 

South Dakota’s 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.