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Day County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020

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


Day County Fatal Crash


What:    Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Crash

Where:  Day County One and 139th Street

              Three miles northeast of Waubay, S.D.

When:   2:17 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020


Driver No. 1: Male, 48, Minor Injuries

Passenger: Female, 33, Minor Injuries
Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Classic Car


Pedestrian: Male, 37, Fatal Injuries


WAUBAY, S.D. – One person died early Saturday morning in a vehicle-pedestrian crash near Waubay.


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


A 2005 Chevy Classic car was northbound on Day County One when it struck a 37-year-old male pedestrian who was in the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.


Both occupants of the car, the  48-year-old male driver and the 33-year-old female passenger, received minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to the Webster hospital. Seat belt use is under investigation.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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.