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Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 26, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-773-6196


Names Released In 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 22, 2021


Driver: Sean Morck, 22, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Breeanne Gaffin, 18, Worthing, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                      Kali Johnson, 16, Canton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Mazda3


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Names have been released of the three people who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Sioux Falls.


They have been identified as the male driver, 22-year-old Sean Morck of Sioux Falls, and the female passengers, 18-year-old Breanne Gaffin of Worthing and 16-year-old Kali Johnson of Canton.


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 on fire. All three occupants were 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.




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.