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Jones County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

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


 Jones County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 189

              Two miles west of Murdo, S.D.

When:   3:21 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021


Driver No. 1: Female, 57, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Male, 64, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester


Driver No. 2: Female, 26, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 48, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Hyundai Accent



MURDO, S.D. – One person died and three other people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Subaru Forester was westbound on Interstate 90 when it left the roadway, went across the median and into the eastbound lanes where it collided head-on with a 2018 Hyundai Accent.


The 26-year-old female driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene. The 48-year-old female passenger received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital.


Both occupants of the Subaru – the 57-year-old female driver and the 64-year-old male passenger – received serious non-life threatening injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to the Pierre hospital.


Charges are pending against the driver of the Subaru. All four people involved 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.




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.