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Faulk County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Faulk County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 20, mile marker 276

              20 miles east of Hoven, S.D.

When:   11:33 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 62, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Honda Pioneer ATV


Driver No. 2: Female, 26, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Ford Explorer


HOVEN, S.D. – One person died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Hoven.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that both vehicles were eastbound on South Dakota Highway 20. A 2020 Ford Explorer struck the rear of a 2017 Honda Pioneer ATV. The ATV went into the south ditch and rolled over.


The 62-year-old male driver of the ATV was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 26-year-old female driver of the Ford was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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.