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Beadle County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, June 13, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Beadle County Fatal Crash


WHAT: Two-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: U.S. Highway 281, mile marker 108

                13 miles south of Wolsey, S.D.

WHEN: 1 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 66, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited


Driver No. 2: Male, 77, Fatal

Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet CK 109 Pickup


WOLSEY, S.D. — One person died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Wolsey.


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


Preliminary information indicates that a 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited was southbound on U.S. Highway 281. It collided with a northbound 1993 Chevrolet CK 109 pickup that was initially in the wrong lane.


The 77-year-old male driver of the pickup, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to the Huron Hospital where he died. The 66-year-old male driver of the Buick was wearing a seat belt. He suffered minor injuries and also was transported to the Huron hospital.


That area of U.S. Highway 281 was closed to traffic for about five hours following the crash.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.


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.