The fatality in a two-car accident in Yankton on Monday night, June 22 has been identified as Adrienne Whitefeather, 35, of Vermillion.
The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing a 2006 Chrysler Sebring that had been reported stolen within the county. The Yankton Police Department also tried to stop the vehicle within the city limits. The vehicle was westbound on Fourth Street when it failed to negotiate a right-hand curve while attempting to turn north onto Summit Street. It collided with an eastbound 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
Both drivers were taken by ambulance to the Yankton hospital. Whitefeather, who was driving the Sebring, later died as a result of her injuries. Tyler Andera of Yankton, the 32-year-old male driver of the Silverado, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.