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Names Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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


Names Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash


What:   One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where: South Dakota Highway 47, mile marker 208

             Five miles north of Hoven, S.D.

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


Occupant No 1: Joshua McCloud, 23, Amery, WI, Fatal Injuries

Occupant No. 2: Larissa Pelzl, 23, Clear Lake, WI, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Malibu


HOVEN, S.D. – An Amery, WI man has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Hoven.


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.


Joshua McCloud, 23, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.


Larissa Pelzl, 23, of Clear Lake, WI, was the other occupant. She 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.