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Names Released In Tripp County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Feb. 8, 2021

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

 

Names Released In Tripp County Fatal Crash

 

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: Nathaniel Wood, 29, Commerce City, CO, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Arnold Jordan, 30, Rosebud, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger:   Krystie Clairmont, 29, Rosebud, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                      Ina Fast Horse, 56, Rosebud, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 KIA Forte

 

WINNER, S.D. – Two women from Rosebud, S.D. have been identified as the people who died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Winner.

 

A 1995 Chevrolet Silverado 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 49. The pickup collided with a 2017 KIA Forte, which was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44.

 

Krystie Clairmont, a 29-year-old passenger in the KIA, was thrown from the vehicle and was later pronounced dead at the Winner hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt.

 

Ina Fast Horse, 56, who was also a passenger in the KIA, died Thursday in a Rapid City hospital. She was wearing a seat belt.

 

Drivers of both vehicles suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Winner hospital. Nathaniel Wood, 29, of Commerce City, CO, was driving the pickup and was wearing a seat belt. Arnold Jordan, 30, of Rosebud, was driving the KIA and was not 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.

 

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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.