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Davison County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

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




Davison County Fatal Crash




What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 37, mile marker 66

              Four miles north of Ethan, S.D.

When:   5:26 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022


Driver No. 1: Male, 16, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Ford F-250 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Male, 73, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Kenworth Construction T800 Semi-truck and trailer


ETHAN, S.D. –  One person died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash north of Ethan.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2008 Ford-250 pickup was southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 and in the wrong lane when it collided with a northbound 2018 Kenworth Construction T800 semi-truck and trailer. The enclosed trailer contained cabinets.


The 16-year-old male driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. The 73-year-old male driver of the semi-truck received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Mitchell hospital. Both drivers 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.