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Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

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

 

 

 

Names Released In Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

 

 

 

What:    Three-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 393

              Three miles west of Sioux Falls, S.D.

When:   12:40 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

 

Driver No. 1: Harry Jackson III, 70, Pierre, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Ford F150 Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Scott Ahlers, 34, Renner, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Pickup

 

Driver No. 3: Elmer Aakre, 74, Vermillion, S.D., No Injuries

Passenger: Shelly Aakre, 74, Vermillion, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2019 Toyota Prius

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Names have been released of the two people who died Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls.

  

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2005 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it rear-ended an eastbound 2019 Toyota Prius. The pickup driver lost control and the pickup entered the median and continued into the westbound lane where it collided head-on with a westbound 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT pickup pulling a gooseneck trailer.

 

Both Harry Jackson III, 70, Pierre, S.D., the driver of the Ford pickup, and Scott Ahlers, 34, Renner, S.D., the driver of the Dodge pickup, died as a result of their injuries. Seatbelt use by both of them are under investigation.

 

The two 74-year-old occupants of the Prius, Elmer Aarke and Shelly Aakre, both of Vermillion, S.D., were not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts.

 

Both westbound lanes of I-90 were closed for a time.

 

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.