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Codington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

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


Codington County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 29, Mile Marker 184

              Four miles north of Watertown, S.D.

When:   7:50 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020


Driver No. 1: Male, 18, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet 2500 pickup


Driver No. 2: Male, 58, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1969 Ford Mustang


WATERTOWN, S.D. – One man died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Watertown.


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


Both vehicles were northbound on Interstate 29. A 1969 Ford Mustang was rear-ended by a 2011 Chevrolet 2500 pickup. The Mustang went into the east ditch and rolled. The 58-year-old male driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.


The 18-year-old male driver of the pickup was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.


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.