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Name Released In Union County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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


Name Released In Union County Fatal Crash


What:   One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where: Interstate 29, mile marker 33

             15 miles north of Elk Point, S.D.

When:  3:42 a.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021


Driver: Stephanie Applegarth, 38, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan


ELK POINT, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Elk Point.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2002 Dodge Caravan was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle entered the median, then went across both southbound lanes, into the west ditch and rolled.


Stephanie Applegarth, the 38-year-old driver and only vehicle occupant, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


That area of Interstate 29 was closed for about an hour and traffic was rerouted.


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.