VEBLEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Names have been released of the two people who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash near Veblen.
A 2004 Chevrolet Impala was westbound on 101st Street, which is a gravel road, when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch and hit a tree.
Samantha Shortman of Rosholt, S.D., who was the 17-year-old female passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bishop Swallow of Nemo, S.D., who was the 18-year-old male driver, died while being flown to a Sioux Falls hospital. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.