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Grant County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648

 

Grant County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT: Two-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: 482nd Avenue near the intersection with 160th Street

                12 miles southeast of Milbank, S.D.

WHEN: 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2021

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 32, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Kenworth T800 Semi-truck and trailer

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 16, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Buick Lucerne

 

MILBANK, S.D. — One person died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Milbank.

 

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

 

Preliminary information indicates that a 2008 Buick Lucerne was southbound on 482nd Avenue when it crossed the center line into the northbound lane and collided with a northbound 2014 Kenworth T800 semi-truck and trailer.

 

The 16-year-old male driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene. His seat belt use is unknown. The 32-year-old male driver of the semi-truck, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

 

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.

 

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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.