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Names Released In McCook County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 15, 2021

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


Names Released In McCook County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of U.S. Highway 81 and 261st Street

              Four miles west of Canistota, S.D.

When:   7:59 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Driver No. 1: Deborah Zikmund, 64, Cando, N.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Suburban


Driver No. 2: Cate Meyer, 20, Bridgewater, SD., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford Taurus


CANISTOTA, S.D. – A Cando, N.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Canistota.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2013 Ford Taurus was westbound on 261st Street and did not stop for a posted stop sign. It collided in the intersection with a 2005 Chevy Suburban that was southbound on U.S. Highway 81.


Deborah Zikmund, 64, was driving the Suburban. She was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Cate Meyer, 20, of Bridgewater, S.D., was the driver of the Taurus. She was wearing a seat belt, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. Charges are pending.


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.