Names released in Hutchinson County fatal crash

A 20-year-old woman passed away Monday from injuries sustained in a three vehicle crash on June 5 near Dimock.

Preliminary crash information indicates Tessa C. Pederson, the driver of a 2013 Ford Escape was stopped in the northbound lane of SD Highway 37 near mile marker 59 waiting for oncoming traffic to clear to turn into a private driveway. A 2009 Ford van driven by Annabelle G. Boyle was also traveling northbound on SD Highway 37 and collided with the Escape, sending it into the southbound lane of traffic.

A 2019 Peterbilt fuel truck driven by Daniel J. Baanwarth was traveling southbound at this location and collided with the Ford Escape in the southbound lane. The Ford van came to rest in the middle of the highway. The Ford Escape came to rest in the northbound lane and the fuel truck came to rest on the west shoulder of the roadway.

Boyle and four minor-age passengers of the Ford van were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Pederson, the driver of the Ford Escape was transported to a nearby health center with non-life-threatening injuries, while her passenger, Shelby Jo Hohn, was taken to a nearby hospital and then flown to a Sioux Falls hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. Hohn passed away from those injuries on Monday, June 10. The driver of the fuel truck sustained minor injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.