Fargo woman identified as victim in fatal South Dakota crash

Josephine Jacobawi was the driver of a van that crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound pickup, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

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Josephine Jacobawi.
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MILBANK, S.D. — A 28-year-old Fargo woman was identified Thursday, Nov. 10, as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that happened on Monday, Nov. 7, on U.S. Highway 12 about 10 miles west of Milbank, according to a report released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

According to the report:

Josephine Jacobawi was driving a van eastbound on the highway at about 10 a.m. Monday when the van crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound pickup.

Jacobawi, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.

The 26-year-old driver of the pickup, Joshua Hayes, of New London, Minnesota, suffered life-threatening injuries and a passenger in the pickup, Robert Ulman, 26, of Spicer, Minnesota, suffered non-life threatening injuries, the Highway Patrol said.


The crash remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe page was set up to benefit Jacobawi's 5-year-old daughter, according to the organizer of the page, Rachel Alderson. As of Thursday, Nov. 10, nearly $5,000 was raised, with a goal to reach $10,000.

Jacobawi worked at StretchLab in Fargo as a flexologist, the GoFundMe page said.

StretchLab, at 1650 45th St. S. Suite 118, is hosting an event in Jacobawi's honor from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m on Tuesday, Nov. 15, for those who wish to stop by.

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