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Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

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




Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash




What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 12, mile marker 380

              10 miles west of Milbank, S.D.

When:   10:01 a.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022


Driver No. 1: Josephine Jacobawi, 28, Fargo, N.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Econoline Van


Driver No. 2: Joshua Hayes, 26, New London, MN, Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Robert Ulman, 26, Spicer, MN, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup


 MILBANK, S.D. – A Fargo, N.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Milbank.  


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2008 Econoline Van was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the centerline into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram pickup. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane.


Josephine Jacobawi, the 28-year-old driver of the van, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.


Joshua Hayes of New London, MN, the 26-year-old driver of the pickup, sustained life-threatening injuries. Robert Ulman of Spicer, MN,  the 26-year-old passenger, received serious non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were taken by ambulance to the Milbank hospital. Seatbelt use by both occupants 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.