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Toxicology Report In On Drivers In Collision Which Killed Two In September

Toxicology Report In On Drivers In Collision Which Killed Two In September

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a woman killed in a head-on collision south of Mitchell had controlled substances in her blood.

The patrol says a van driven by 23-year-old Sara Claggett, of Tripp, drifted into the oncoming lane of Highway 37 and collided with a pickup driven by 82-year-old Donald Geidel, of Dimock.

Both vehicles caught fire after the Sept. 25 crash and both drivers were killed.

Claggett’s 2-year-old daughter was injured but survived.

The state says toxicology reports show the presence of controlled substances in Claggett’s blood. Tests on Geidel came back negative.

The Highway Patrol says its investigation confirmed that before the crash, a 911 call reported the van to police after a witness saw a white passenger van being driven erratically on Highway 37 south of Mitchell.

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