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Fall River County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

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

 

Fall River County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 43

              One mile west of Maverick Junction, S.D.

When:   1:18 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

 

Pedestrian: Male, 82, Fatal Injuries

 

Driver: Female, 72, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Chevy Impala

 

 

MAVERICK JUNCTION, S.D. – An 82-year-old male died in a pedestrian-vehicle crash Monday afternoon near Maverick Junction.

 

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

 

A 2018 Chevy Impala was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 traveling on a crest in the highway when the driver saw the pedestrian walking across the roadway. The driver attempted to avoid the pedestrian, but struck him with the front passenger side of the vehicle.

 

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The 72-year-old female driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

 

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.