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Clay County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

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


 Clay County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 19, mile marker 8

              Six miles north of Vermillion, S.D.

When:   9:06 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021


Driver: Female, 47, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford Escape


Driver: Male, 45, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Freightliner Semi-truck and trailer



VERMILLION, S.D. –  One person died and another person was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Vermillion.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2013 Ford Escape was northbound on South Dakota Highway 19 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2005 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer.


Both drivers were transported by ambulance to the Vermillion hospital. The 47-year-old female driver of the Ford died as a result of her injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt. The 45-year-old male driver of the semi suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.


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.