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Beadle County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

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


 Beadle County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 14, mile marker 337

              Five miles southeast of Wolsey, S.D.

When:   2:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021


Driver: Male, 40, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Tahoe


Driver: Female, 55, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 78, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Toyota Rav4



WOLSEY, S.D. –  Three people died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Wolsey.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2002 Chevy Tahoe was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2016 Toyota Rav4.


All three people involved were pronounced dead at the scene. They were the 40-year-old male driver of the Tahoe and the 55-year-old female driver and 78-year-old female passenger of the Rav4. All three were wearing seat belts.


Traffic was detoured at the crash site for about four hours.


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.