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Names Released In Jerauld County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

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





Names Released In 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: Tanner Grohs, 45, Wessington Springs, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Sterling Dump Truck


Driver No 2: David Kogel, 72, Woonsocket, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Karen Kogel, 70, Woonsocket, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                      Female, 2, Minor Injuries

                      Female, 13, Minor Injuries

                      Male, 8, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Toyota Rav4


WOONSOCKET, S.D. –  A Woonsocket, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early last Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southwest of Woonsocket.


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.


Karen Kogel, a 70-year-old female passenger in the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene. David Kogel of Woonsocket, the 72-year-old male driver, sustained life-threatening injuries. Three other passengers received minor injuries.


Tanner Grohs, 45, of Wessington Springs was the driver of the dump truck. He 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.