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Name Released In Spink County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

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



Name Released In Spink County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 20, mile marker 350

              Ten mile southeast of Conde, S.D.

When:   7:35 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020


Driver: Dawson Smith, 22, Conde, S.D, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup


CONDE, S.D. – A 22-year-old Conde, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash southeast of Conde.


A 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was westbound on South Dakota Highway 20. The vehicle went into the north ditch, back across the roadway and into the south ditch where it rolled.


Dawson Smith, who was the driver, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. He was the only occupant.


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.