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Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 26, 2021

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


Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 24

              One mile east of Whitewood, S.D.

When:   11:29 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021


Driver: Tara Seidel, 49, Sturgis, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Sable


WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A Sturgis, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Whitewood.


Preliminary crash information indicates a 2002 Mercury Sable was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled.


Tara Seidel, 49, was the driver and only occupant. She was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She 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.