UPDATE: Ortley woman crashes pickup into water-filled ditch on SD Highway 20

October 28, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–An Ortley woman was injured Wednesday night when the pickup she was driving crashed into a water-filled ditch.

Codington County Chief Deputy Brent Solum says it happened a little before 11 p.m. between Watertown and Florence on South Dakota Highway 20.

Twenty five year-old Jessica Mercado was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when she crashed the pickup near 447th Avenue.

Mercado sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Assisting at the scene was Watertown Fire Rescue and Performance Towing.