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Names Released In Clay County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

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

 

Names Released In 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: Tina Jensen, 47, Vermillion, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford Escape

 

Driver: Jarrod Johnson, 45, Beresford, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Peterbilt Semi-truck

 

                  

VERMILLION, S.D. –  A Vermillion, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Vermillion.

 

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 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer.

 

Both drivers were transported by ambulance to the Vermillion hospital.

 

Tina Jensen, the 47-year-old driver of the Ford, died as a result of her injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt.

 

Jarrod Johnson of Beresford, S.D., the 45-year-old 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.

 

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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.