2 Dead, 1 Injured In Crash Near Mobridge
by KDLT News
August 03, 2014 11:57 AM
Two people are dead and a third is in the hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash that took place just west of Mobridge.
According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident took place at 11:13 Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 12 at the entrance of the Grand River Casino.
The patrol says Kaisagarr L. Tavia-Fiatoa, Sr., 71, of Eagle Butte was leaving the casino’s parking lot in his 1996 GMC Sierra when he was hit. Tavia-Fiatoa turned west on Highway 12 when a 2005 Chevrolet K3500 pickup driven by 73-year-old Edward Matthew Schweitzer, of Mobridge, collided with him. Tavia-Fiatoa’s vehicle came to rest in the north ditch. Schweitzer’s vehicle entered the north ditch, went through a fence and came to ended up in a pasture.
Tavia-Fiatoa and his passenger, Alma Faith Tavia-Fiatoa, 61, also of Eagle Butte, were thrown from their vehicle and died at the scene. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.
Schweitzer, who was wearing a seatbelt, received serious injuries and was taken to a Mobridge hospital.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated. Corson County Sheriff’s Office,
Standing Rock BIA, Mobridge Fire Department, Mobridge Ambulance and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks personnel assisted.