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Day County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 27, 2021

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


Day County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 349

              2 ½  miles west of Waubay, S.D.

When:   10:18 a.m., Friday, March 26, 2021


Driver No. 1: Female, 61, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln MKZ Sedan


Driver No. 2: Male, 60, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2021 Peterbilt 389 Semi-truck and trailer


WAUBAY, S.D. – A 61-year-old female died Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Waubay.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates a 2007 Lincoln MKZ Sedan was westbound on Highway 12 when it crossed the center line and into the eastbound lane where it collided with an eastbound 2021 Peterbilt 389 semi-truck and trailer.


The female driver of the Lincoln was pronounced dead at the scene. The 60-year-male driver of the semi-truck sustained minor injuries.


Both drivers were 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.