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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

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


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash



What:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 42 and 483rd Avenue

              One-half mile east of Rowena, S.D.

When:   1:56 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020


Driver No 1: Female, 33, Fatal Injuries

Passengers:  Male, 34, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                      Female, 26, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Ford Explorer


ROWENA, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Rowena.


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


A 2001 Ford Explorer was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 42, near the intersection with 483rd Avenue, when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. The driver, a 33-year-old female, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers, a 34-year-old male and a 26-year-old female, were thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital.


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.