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Jones County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

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


 Jones County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 195

              Three miles east of Murdo, S.D.

When:   1:35 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021


Driver: Male, 74, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Pickup Truck


MURDO, S.D. –  One person died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash east of Murdo.


The name of the person involved is not being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it went off the roadway to the left. The vehicle eventually went across both eastbound lanes, into the south ditch and rolled.


The 74-year-old male driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.