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Grant County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

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

 

 Grant County Fatal Crash

 

What:    UTV Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of 483rd Avenue and 148th Street

              Four miles east of Milbank, S.D.

When:   1:56 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

 

Occupant: Male, 36, Minor Injuries

Occupant: Male, 43, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2021 Polaris Rzr XP 4 Turbo

 

MILBANK, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured early Sunday morning in an UTV crash east of Milbank.

 

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

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2021 Polaris Rzr XP 4 Turbo UTV was eastbound on 148th Street when the driver lost control while making a left-hand turn onto 483rd Avenue. The vehicle rolled into the east ditch and both occupants were thrown from the UTV.

 

One occupant, a 43-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, a 36-year-old male, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Milbank hospital. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

 

The identification of the driver is under investigation.

 

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.

 

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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.