Turner County Fatality Identified

Turner County Fatality Identified

A Viborg woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash near Viborg.

A 2020 Chevrolet Equinox was westbound on 459th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went off the roadway, entered the north ditch and rolled.

Mary Nelson, the 75-year-old driver, sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.

The seventy-five year-old passenger, Warren Nelson of Viborg, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Viborg hospital.

Both occupants had to be extricated from the vehicle. Neither was wearing a seat belt. South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.