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Final Name Released In Aurora County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 12, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Final Name Released In Aurora County Fatal Crash


WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: Interstate 90, mile marker 305

                Three miles west of Plankinton, S.D.

WHEN:   6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 4, 2021


Driver: Kyanne Redwater, Pierre, S.D.,19, Serious Non- Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Wesley Noisy Hawk, 26, Dupree, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                     Dennis Irish, 60, Redding, CA, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Camry


PLANKINTON, S.D. — South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has now released the name of the second person who died in a July 4 fatal vehicle crash west of Plankinton.


Dennis Irish, 60, of Redding CA, was a passenger in a 2002 Toyota Camry which was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it went into the south ditch and rolled. Both Irish and the other passenger, 26-year-old Wesley Noisy Hawk of Dupree, S.D., were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. They were not wearing seat belts.


Kyanne Redwater of Pierre, S.D., 19, was the driver. She suffered serious non-life threatening injuries, was transported by ambulance to a Mitchell hospital and later airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Charges are pending against her.


The Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.


All information is preliminary at this time.




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.