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Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

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


Names Released In 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: Dalton DeYonge, 18, Slayton, MN, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet 2500 pickup


Driver No. 2: Charles Slettedahl, 58, Stockholm, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1969 Ford Mustang


WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Stockholm, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Watertown.


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. Charles Slettedahl, the 58-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.


Dalton DeYonge of Slayton, MN, 18, was the pickup driver. He was not injured and was not 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.