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Name Released In Tripp County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Name Released In Tripp County Fatal Crash


WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 257

               Four miles east of Winner, S.D.

WHEN: 2:43 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021


Driver: Kari DeMers, 28, Winner, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Ford Edge


WINNER, S.D. — A 28-year-old Winner, S.D., female died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash east of Winner.


Preliminary information indicates that a 2012 Ford Edge was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when it went off the roadway, into the north ditch and hit a tree. Kari DeMers, the driver, was thrown from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.


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.