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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.
 

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