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Name Released In Codington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

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


Name Released In Codington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Near the intersection of 165th Street and 446th Avenue

              5.5 miles south of Florence, S.D.

When:   3:18 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, 2021


Driver: Taryn Sumner, 16, Florence, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Chevy Impala


FLORENCE, S.D. –  A Florence, S.D., male has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Florence.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2006 Chevy Impala was westbound on 165th Street when it crossed the center line, went into the south ditch, and rolled.


Taryn Sumner, the 16-year-old 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 an agency 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.