Woman airlifted to hospital following crash on Hwy 79 - KOTA Territory News

Woman airlifted to hospital following crash on Hwy 79



 The name of the woman who was hurt in a one-vehicle roll-over accident has been identified.

 According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 44-year-old Angela Pottratz was driving south on highway 79 Friday when she passed out. Troopers say Pottratz is diabetic.

When her car hit the rumble strips, she woke up, over-corrected, and her truck rolled several times before landing on its roof.

Pottratz was flow to the hospital by Lifeflight. Troopers say her injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.


A roll-over crash on Highway 79 Friday morning sent one woman to the hospital. For an unknown reason, the woman's truck left the roadway and rolled.
Troopers don't know the extent of her injuries, but they were serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital via Lifeflight. She was wearing her seatbelt and there was no one else in the vehicle.

One of the southbound lanes on Highway 79, just past the Fairburn turnoff, was closed for a short time.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.
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