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YANKTON CRASH VICTIM NAMES WITHHELD UNDER NEW SOUTH DAKOTA LAW

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(The South Dakota Highway Patrol was in error with information they released earlier about this accident. A corrected version is below)

One person was killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash early Monday afternoon east of Yankton.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the female driver of an eastbound car lost control of her vehicle on a curve on 309th Street, over-corrected and drove into the path of a westbound van.

The 68 year old male driver of the van later died as a result of his injuries.

The occupants of the car, the 41 year old female driver and her 47 year old male passenger suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it will no longer release the names of those people involved in fatal or injury-related vehicle crashes.

That’s because of the recent passage of an amendment to the South Dakota Constitution known as “Amendment S” or “Marsy’s Law” that prevents the disclosure of information or records that could be used to locate or harass the victim or the victim’s family.

The amendment also affords victims the right “to be notified of any request for such information or records.”