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Walworth County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 25, 2021

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


Walworth County Fatal Crash


What:   One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where: South Dakota Highway 47, mile marker 208

             Five miles west of Hoven, S.D.

When:  3 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021


Occupant No 1: Male, 23, Fatal Injuries

Occupant No. 2: Female, 23, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Malibu


HOVEN, S.D. – One person died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Hoven.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu was southbound on South Dakota Highway 47 when the driver lost control. The vehicle entered a gravel field approach and rolled.


A 23-year-old male occupant, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, a 23-year-old female, suffered minor injuries, but was not transported. Her seat belt use is under investigation.


Which of the occupants was driving has not yet been determined.


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.