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Yankton County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 20, 2021

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


Yankton County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 81, miler marker 14

              11 miles north of Yankton, S.D.

When:   5:35 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 64, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Freightliner Tractor and Trailer


Driver No. 2: Female, 19, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited


YANKTON, S.D. – A 19-year-old female died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Yankton.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates a 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited was southbound on U.S. Highway 81 when it crossed the center line and collided with a northbound 2018 Freightliner Tractor and Trailer.


The 19-year-old female driver of the Chrysler, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken by ambulance to a Yankton hospital. She then was later airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.  The 64-year-old male driver of the tractor and trailer, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Yankton hospital.


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.