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Jerauld County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Aug. 5, 2022

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





Jerauld County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Intersection of 393rd Avenue and 230th Street

              Six miles southwest of Woonsocket, S.D.

When:   4:13 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022


Driver No 1: Male, 45, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Sterling Dump Truck


Driver No 2: Male, 72, Life-Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Female, 70, Fatal Injuries

                      Female, 2, Minor Injuries

                      Female, 13, Minor Injuries

                      Male, 8, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Toyota Rav4


WOONSOCKET, S.D. –  One person died and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon southwest of Woonsocket.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2015 Toyota Rav4 was westbound on 230th Street when the driver failed to yield for a yield sign at the intersection with 393rd Avenue. It collided with a 2003 Sterling Dump Truck which was southbound on 393rd Avenue. The dump truck went into the west ditch and rolled.


A 70-year-old female passenger in the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The 72-year-old male driver sustained life-threatening injuries. The three passengers received minor injuries. The 45-year-old male driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries.


All occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.


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.