UPDATE: Highway Patrol identifies woman killed in Hanson County crash

October 19, 2022
Mike Tanner

ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash three miles southwest of Alexandria.

Forty eight year-old Florinda Mendez was driving a Jeep Wrangler when she lost control of the vehicle on a gravel road. The Jeep entered the south ditch and rolled.

Mendez was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. She died at the scene, and was the only person involved in the crash.