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Names Released In Clay County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 2, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Names Released In 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: Martin Schievelbein, 62, Yankton, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Ford F550 Super Duty Truck


Driver No. 2: Mark Erdmann, 54, Yankton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 GMC G2500 Van


MECKLING, S.D. — A Yankton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Meckling.


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 which signaled vehicles to go around the truck. A 2015 GMC G2500 van, also traveling eastbound, failed to move over and struck the back of the truck.


Mark Erdmann, the 54-year-old driver of the van, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.


Martin Schievelbein of Yankton, was the 62-year-old driver of the truck, He was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries. He 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.