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Haakon County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, June 26, 2021

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


Haakon County Fatal Crash


What:   One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where: 21001 East Grindstone Road

             10 miles northwest of Philip, S.D.

When:  7:45 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021


Driver: Male, 23, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo


PHILIP, S.D. -- One person died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Philip.


The name of the one person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was westbound on East Grindstone Road when the driver lost control. The vehicle first went into the north ditch, then into the south ditch and rolled.


The 23-year-old male driver was partially ejected and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.


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.