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Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 14, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196



 Brown County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 314

              Five miles east of Groton, S.D.

When:   1:10 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2022


Driver: Female, 50, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Toyota Camry



GROTON, S.D. –  A 50-year-old female has died as a result of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Monday, July 11, 2022, east of Groton.


The name of the person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Toyota Camry was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it struck a deer. The vehicle drove through the median, across the westbound lanes, entered a ditch, and went into a slough.


The driver was first airlifted to an Aberdeen hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. She died there on Tuesday, July 12. Her seatbelt use is under investigation.


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.