Volga woman dies in Friday crash near Flandreau


FLANDREAU – A Volga woman has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Flandreau. 

A 2017 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on 474th Avenue about 8:31 p.m., when it failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 474th Avenue and South Dakota Highway 32. The vehicle collided in the intersection with a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup that was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 32. 

Five people were in the 2018 Ford F-150 pickup. Candice Petersen, the 39-year-old passenger, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Scott Schade, the 48-year-old male driver, and a 15-year-old female passenger both suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. A 39-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries and was not transported. A 10-year-old male passenger was not injured. All are from Volga.

Jeffrey Eitreim, 63, of Brandon, was the second driver. He sustained life-threatening injuries. He was first transported by ambulance to the Flandreau hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital

All six people involved were wearing seat belts.

South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this time.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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