Names released in Monday’s fatal I29 crash in Moody County

Names have been released in Monday’s two-vehicle crash in Moody County that claimed one life and caused injuries to three others.

The man who was killed has been identified as 75-year-old Pat Mitchel of White. A passenger in his SUV, 76-year-old Doris Mitchel of White, suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Johannes Hofer of Sioux Falls, was driving a pickup pulling an enclosed trailer that was northbound on Interstate 29. The pickup hit a patch of ice, slid through the median and collided with the SUV.

Pat Mitchel was pronounced dead at the scene. Doris Mitchel was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Hofer was not hurt. Two male passengers in the pickup were injured. An 18-year-old suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries and a 42-year-old passenger received minor injuries.

It happened about 9:00 am near mile marker 114.


January 27, 2022