Salem woman identified as victim of deadly crash in Hanson County

August 22, 2022

FARMER, S.D. – A Salem, South Dakota woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash four miles northeast of Farmer in Hanson County.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 50 year-old Donna Ratliff was thrown from the pickup she was driving and pronounced dead at the scene.

Twenty four year-old Summer Ratliff of Salem, who was a passenger, was partially ejected from the vehicle. She suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. Neither person was wearing a seatbelt.