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Names Released In Clark County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 31, 2022

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


 Names Released In 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: Dezirae Bohn, 24, Aberdeen, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford F150 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Randy Kozak, 65, Yankton, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 International LT625 Semi-Truck and Trailer


WALLACE, S.D. –  An Aberdeen, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Wallace.


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.


Dezirae Bohn, the 24-year-old driver of the pickup, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Randy Kozak of Yankton, S.D., the 65-year-old driver of the semi-truck, suffered minor injuries. He was taken by law enforcement to the Watertown hospital. 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 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.