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Brookings County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

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


Brookings County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 324, mile marker 360

              Three miles south of Aurora, S.D.

When:   6:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020


Driver No. 1: Male, 17, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus


Driver No. 2: Male, 35, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Female, 30, No Injuries

                      Female, 11, No Injuries

                      Male, 9, No Injuries

                      Male, 5, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup


AURORA, S.D. – One man has died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Friday night south of Aurora.


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


A 2010 Ford Taurus was westbound on South Dakota Highway 324 when it hit a deer that had entered the roadway. That collision sent the deer into the windshield of an eastbound 2014 Chevrolet pickup. The pickup went into the south ditch.


The 35-year-old male driver of the pickup received serious life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the Brookings hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. He died there Saturday.


None of the four other occupants of the pickup or the 17-year-old driver of the Taurus were injured. Everyone involved were wearing seat belts.


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.