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Names Released In Day County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020

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



Names Released In 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: Terrence StJohn, 48, Sisseton, S.D., Minor Injuries

Passenger: Natasha Chavira-Molina, 33, Eden, S.D.,  Minor Injuries
Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Classic Car


Pedestrian: Louis Buck Elk, 37, Waubay, S.D., Fatal Injuries


WAUBAY, S.D. – A Waubay, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a vehicle-pedestrian crash near Waubay.


A 2005 Chevy Classic car was northbound on Day County One when it struck Louis Buck Elk, the 37-year-old pedestrian, who was in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Terrence StJohn, 48, of Sisseton was the driver and Natasha Chavira-Molina, 33, of Eden was the passenger. Both occupants 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.




*** Spelling of the driver’s name is correct.


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.