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Names Released In Hughes County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

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


Names Released In 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: Thomas Feldman, 68, Blunt, S.D. Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger


Driver No. 2: William Dumond, 48, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 GMC Sierra


BLUNT, S.D. – A Blunt, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Blunt.


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.


Thomas Feldman, the 68-year-old driver of Ford Ranger, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.


William Dumon, 48, of Inver Grove Heights, MN, was the driver of the GMC Sierra. He was wearing a seat belt and 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.