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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020

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

 

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of LaMesa Drive and South Dakota Highway 38

              One mile west of Sioux Falls, S.D.

When:   7:36 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 34, Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2000 Lexus SUV

 

Driver No. 2: Female, 52, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Honda Pilot

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls.

 

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

 

A 2000 Lexus SUV was southbound on LaMesa Drive and failed to stop at the intersection of South Dakota Highway 38. It collided with a 2013 Honda Pilot that was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 38. Both vehicles came to rest in the south ditch.

 

The 34-year-old male driver of the Lexus SUV was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 52-year-old female driver of the Honda Pilot was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. She was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital by private vehicle.

 

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.

 

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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.