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Aurora County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022

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

 

 

 

Aurora County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Intersection of Main Street and 389th Avenue

              One mile east of Stickney, S.D.

When:   3:12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2022

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 22, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Peterbilt 379 Semi-truck and trailer

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 15, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Polaris Sportsman 450 H.O. Four-wheeler

 

 

STICKNEY, S.D. –  One person died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Stickney.

 

Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.  

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2018 Polaris Sportsman 450 H.O. four wheeler was eastbound when it turned south onto 389th Avenue. The vehicle slid around the corner and into the path of a 2004 Peterbilt 379 semi-truck and trailer that was northbound on 389th Avenue.

 

The 15-year-old male driver of the four wheeler was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The 22-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 

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.