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Names Released In Haakon County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

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


Names Released In Haakon County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  212th Avenue, two miles north of Grindstone Road

              20 miles northeast of Philip, S.D.

When:   9:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021


Driver No. 1: Sheldon Mead, 50, Belle Fourche, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: William Larive, 59, Box Elder, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

                    Male, 12, Box Elder, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Allan McDonnell, 22, Quinn, S.D., No Injuries

Passenger: Rylan McDonnell, 17, Quinn, S.D.,  No Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup



PHILIP, S.D. – A Belle Fourche, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Philip.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a Ford F150 pickup was northbound on 212th Avenue, which is a gravel road, when the driver attempted to turn towards the east ditch. The vehicle collided with a southbound 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup.


Sheldon Mead, the 50-year-old driver of the Ford pickup, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two male passengers, ages 59 and 12, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and were transported to the Philip hospital. Both passengers were Box Elder.


Both male occupants of the Dodge pickup were not injured.


None of the people involved in the crash 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.