Minivan Driving Erratically Reported Before Crash
by KDLT News
September 27, 2013 12:19 PM
The Mitchell dispatch center says it received a complaint about a minivan driving erratically in the same area and about the time of a fatal crash.
The dispatcher didn't know for sure if the van complained about was the same one involved in Wednesday's crash, but both were described as a white minivan.
Authorities say a white minivan driven by 23-year-old Sara Claggett, of Tripp, drifted into the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a pickup driven by 82-year-old Donald Geidel, of Dimock. Both of them were killed, but Claggett's 2-year-old daughter survived. She's at a Sioux Falls hospital.
Claggett's record includes a drug conviction from March, a drunken driving charge that was dismissed, two petty theft convictions and three speeding tickets.