FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 19, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196
Names Released In Tripp County Fatal Crash
What: Two-Vehicle Crash
Where: U.S. Highway 183, mile marker 14
Five miles south of Colome, S.D.
When: 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
Driver No. 1: Devon Senter, 20, Winner, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2012 Chrysler 200
Driver No. 2: William Heese, 63, Belleville, IL, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries
Vehicle: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Pickup
COLOME, S.D. – A Winner, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Thursday night south of Colome.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2012 Chrysler 200 was southbound on U.S. Highway 183 when it tried to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone. The Chrysler and an approaching northbound 2020 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 pickup both swerved into the east ditch where the two vehicles collided.
The two people involved were transported by ambulance to the Winner hospital. Devon Senter, the 20-year-old driver of the Chrysler, was pronounced dead at the hospital. William Heese of Belleville, IL, the 63-year-old driver of the pickup, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was later transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.
Both drivers 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 http://www.safesd.gov/ Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.