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Names Released In Brule County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. Sept. 16, 2021

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

 

 Names Released In Brule County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 265

              One mile east of Chamberlain, S.D.

When:   12:35 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

 

Driver: Armond Oehlerking, 87, Mitchell, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Jeannett Carley, 84, Mitchell, S.D., Serious, Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Ford Taurus

 

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – A Mitchell, S.D. man has died as the result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Aug. 26, 2021 near Chamberlain.

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2016 Ford Taurus was on Interstate 90 and took the 265 exit. The vehicle went into the ditch on the south side of the interstate and rolled.

 

Armond Oehlerking, the 87-year-old driver, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. He died on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Jeannett Carley of Mitchell, the 84-year-old passenger, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries.

 

Both occupants were wearing seat belts.

 

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.