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Tripp County Fatal Crash (Updated)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

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


Tripp County Fatal Crash (Updated)


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Junction of South Dakota Highway 44 and South Dakota Highway 49

              Six miles east of Winner, S.D.

When:   8:27 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 29, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet GMT 400 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Male, 30, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger:   Female, 29, Fatal Injuries

                      Female, 56, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 KIA Forte


WINNER, S.D. – A 56-year-old female has become the second person to die from fatal injuries sustained Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Winner.


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


A 1995 Chevrolet GMT 400 pickup was southbound on South Dakota Highway 49 when the driver failed to come to a complete stop at the junction of South Dakota Highway 46. The pickup collided with a 2017 KIA Forte, which was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44.


One of three occupants in the KIA, a 29-year-old female passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the Winner hospital. The 30-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, and a 56-year-old female passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, both suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Winner hospital. The second female passenger died Thursday after being transferred to a Rapid City hospital.


The 29-year-old male driver of the pickup also suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Winner hospital. He was wearing a seat belt.


Charges are pending against both drivers.


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.