Three others hospitalized with injuries
Jasmyn Knippling, age 17, died of injuries sustained in the accident which occurred seven miles west and one mile north of Alpena. She was the daughter of Stephanie Ternes and Monte Knippling, Wessington Springs.
The vehicle’s driver, Tanner Easton, 19, was injured and was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital. Passengers LoriAnn Schimke (17) and Ty Kenobbie, (17) both WSHS students, received serious but non-life threatening injuries. Ty Kenobbie was to have reconstructive surgery on his face on Monday in Sioux Falls. According to her brother, LoriAnn is recovering from multiple injuries in the Huron hospital.
The 2006 Hummer was heading east on 220th St., northeast of Wessington Springs, when it left the road, rolled and came to rest on its top, according to a news release from the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
Responding to the accident were the Jerauld County Sheriff’s Department, Jerauld County Ambulance, Wessington Springs fire department, Alpena fire department and the Huron ambulance.
The funeral service for Jasmyn Knippling is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 9th at the Wessington Springs School Gymnasium. Wessington Springs Schools will dismiss at 11:30 AM on that day, lunch will be served prior to dismissal and buses will run normal routes.
There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church.