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Clark County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 28, 2022

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

 

 Clark County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Intersection of SD Highway 20 and SD Highway 25

              Three miles west of Wallace, S.D.

When:    4:34 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2022

 

Driver No. 1: Female, 24, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford F150 Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 65, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 International LT625 Semi-Truck and Trailer

 

WALLACE, S.D. –  One person died early Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Wallace.

 

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

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Ford F150 pickup was westbound on SD Highway 20 when the driver failed to stop for a stop sign. The vehicle collided in the intersection with a 2020 International LT625 semi-truck and trailer, which was northbound on SD Highway 25. The pickup came to rest in the east ditch of SD Highway 25 and started on fire which spread to the nearby grass. The semi-truck and trailer came to rest in the west ditch.

 

The 24-year-old female driver of the pickup, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The 65-year-old male driver of the semi-truck, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries. He was taken by law enforcement to the Watertown hospital.

 

Traffic was rerouted around the crash site until about 3 p.m.

 

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.

                                             

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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.