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Hughes County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

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


Hughes County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  314th Avenue and 198th Street

              Three miles east of Blunt, S.D.

When:   4:25 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 68, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger


Driver No. 2: Male, 48, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 GMC Sierra


BLUNT, S.D. – One person died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Blunt.


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


A 2000 Ford Ranger was northbound on 314th Avenue when it did not yield at the intersection with 198th Street. The vehicle collided with a 2015 GMC Sierra that was westbound on 198th Street.


The 68-year-old male driver of Ford Ranger was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. The 48-year-old male driver of the GMC Sierra, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries.


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.