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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.
Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.


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