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Clay County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Clay County Fatal Crash


WHAT: Two-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: South Dakota Highway 50, mile marker 402

               One mile east of Meckling, S.D.

WHEN: 10:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 62, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Ford F550 Super Duty Truck


Driver No. 2: Male, 54, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 GMC G500 Van


MECKLING, S.D. — One person died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Meckling.


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


Preliminary information indicates that a 2015 Ford F550 Super Duty truck was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 50, traveling at a low rate of speed working along the roadway. The truck was equipped with a light board, that was activated and signaled oncoming vehicles to go around the truck. A 2015 GMC G500 van, also traveling eastbound, failed to move over and struck the back of the truck.


The 54-year-old male driver of the van, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old male driver of the truck, who was wearing a seat belt, sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Yankton hospital by personal vehicle.


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.




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.