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Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196
Names Released In Brown County Fatal Crash
What:    One-Vehicle Crash
Where:  South Dakota Highway 10 and Brown County 14
              19 miles north of Aberdeen, S.D.
When:   6:36 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022
Driver: Marcene Frasier, 69, Shingletown, CA, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries
Passengers: Cathy Scribner, 65, Shingletown, CA, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries
                      Debra Maglietto, 68, Carlsbad, CA, Life Threatening Injuries
                      Darlene Leigh, 79, Hot Springs, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
ABERDEEN, S.D. –  A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash north of Aberdeen.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan was northbound on Brown County 14 when it did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of South Dakota Highway 10. The vehicle hit a dip and the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the east ditch and hit a tree.
Darlene Leigh, a 79-year-old passenger, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The female driver and two other female passengers, all from California, were injured in the crash. All four occupants were wearing seatbelts.
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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