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Charles Mix County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

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


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 46 and South Dakota Highway 50

              Two miles west of Wagner, S.D.

When:   6:10 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021


Driver No. 1: Female, 64, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Driver No. 2: Female, 31, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Female, 28, Fatal Injuries

                      Male, 27, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                      Male, 33, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chrysler Sebring


WAGNER, S.D. – Four people died and another person was injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Wagner.


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


A 2003 Chrysler Sebring was southbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and failed to stop at the intersection. It collided in the intersection with a 2008 Jeep Cherokee which was westbound on South Dakota Highway 46.


The Chrysler went into the south ditch and started on fire. The four occupants had to be extricated. The 31-year-old female driver, a 28-year-old female passenger and a 33-year-old male passenger were transported to a Wagner hospital where they were pronounced dead. The fourth occupant, a 27-year-old male passenger, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was later flown to a Sioux Falls hospital.


The 64-year-old female driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene.


None of the people involved in the crash appeared to be 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.