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McCook County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

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


 McCook County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 38, mile marker 333

              One mile east of Salem, S.D.

When:   7:13 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021


Driver: Female, 22, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Mercury Milan


Driver: Male, 60, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Toyota Camry



SALEM, S.D. –  Two people died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Salem.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 1999 Toyota Camry was westbound on South Dakota Highway 38 when it crossed the center line and collied with an eastbound 2007 Mercury Milan.


Both the 22-year-old female driver of the Mercury and the 60-year-old male driver of the Toyota were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither were wearing seat belts.


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.