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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 23, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-773-6196

 

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: Interstate 229, mile marker 5

               Sioux Falls, S.D.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2021

 

Driver: Male, 22, Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Female, 18, Fatal Injuries

                      Female, age unknown, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Mazda3

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Three people died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Sioux Falls.

 

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

 

Preliminary information indicates that a 2010 Mazda3 was northbound on Interstate 229 when it left the roadway to the right, hit a tree and caught fire. The male driver and the two female passengers were both pronounced dead at the scene. Seat belt use is under investigation.

 

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.

 

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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.