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Lawrence County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

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

 

Lawrence County Fatal Crash

 

 

What:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 22

              One mile west of Whitewood, S.D.

When:   5 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

 

Driver: Female, 24, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Nissan Versa

 

WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A 24-year-old woman died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Whitewood.

 

The name of the deceased is not yet being released pending notification of family members. She was the only person involved.

 

A 2020 Nissan Versa was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it went off the roadway to the right, into the ditch and eventually collided with a tree. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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.