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Clark County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 27, 2021

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


Clark County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Near intersection of 171st Street and 417th Avenue

              Eight miles northwest of Clark, S.D.

When:   11:46 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021


Driver: Male, 20, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante


CLARK, S.D. – One person died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Clark.


The name of the person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante was westbound on 171st Avenue, near the intersection with 417th Avenue, when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled.


The 20-year-old male driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.