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Hutchinson County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 27, 2021

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


 Hutchinson County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 44, mile marker 362

              13 miles east of Parkston, S.D.

When:   4:05 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021


Driver No. 1: Female, 19, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Chevrolet Cruz


Driver No. 2: Male, 59, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Female, 51, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Ford Mustang


PARKSTON, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon east of Parkston.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when the driver failed to follow a roadway curve and the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane. It collided with an eastbound 2007 Ford Mustang.


A 51-year-old female passenger in the Mustang was pronounced dead at the scene. The 59-year-old male driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. Both were wearing seat belts.


The 19-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt.


Charges are pending against both drivers.


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.