FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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

 

 

 Charles Mix County Fatal Crash

 

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 46

              One mile west of Ft. Randall Casino

When:   2:56 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 29, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Ford Five Hundred

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 73, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester

 

FORT RANDALL, S.D. –  Two men died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of the Ft. Randall Casino.

 

Names of the two people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

 

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2006 Ford Five Hundred was westbound on South Dakota Highway 46 when the driver lost control in the rainy conditions. The vehicle went into the eastbound lane and collided with a 2017 Subaru Forester.

 

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Seat belt use is under investigation for the 29-year-old driver of the Ford. The 73-year-old driver of the Subaru was wearing a seat belt.

 

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.

 



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