FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 31, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648
Names Released In Clark County Fatal Crash
What: Two-Vehicle Crash
Where: Intersection of SD Highway 20 and SD Highway 25
Three miles west of Wallace, S.D.
When: 4:34 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2022
Driver No. 1: Dezirae Bohn, 24, Aberdeen, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2017 Ford F150 Pickup
Driver No. 2: Randy Kozak, 65, Yankton, S.D., Minor Injuries
Vehicle: 2020 International LT625 Semi-Truck and Trailer
WALLACE, S.D. – An Aberdeen, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Wallace.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Ford F150 pickup was westbound on SD Highway 20 when the driver failed to stop for a stop sign. The vehicle collided in the intersection with a 2020 International LT625 semi-truck and trailer, which was northbound on SD Highway 25. The pickup came to rest in the east ditch of SD Highway 25 and started on fire which spread to the nearby grass. The semi-truck and trailer came to rest in the west ditch.
Dezirae Bohn, the 24-year-old driver of the pickup, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Randy Kozak of Yankton, S.D., the 65-year-old driver of the semi-truck, suffered minor injuries. He was taken by law enforcement to the Watertown hospital. He 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.
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.