Crash Assistance

If you or a family member have been in a serious crash, it’s important to know the people and resources here to help.

The Crash Assistance Program (CAP) is committed to guiding individuals and their families through the time following a fatal or life threatening injury crash. Our mission is to have a positive effect on the long-term recovery of those individuals and families who have experienced a traumatic time in their lives due to those crashes.

For more information, download the crash assistance services brochure.

Accident Reports

Accident reports can be obtained through the mail or online through the Office of Accident Records. To learn more about your rights and the privacy of your information as a victim of a crime, read about Marsy’s Law.

Crime Victims Compensation

South Dakota established the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund to provide monetary assistance to certain victims of violent crimes for specified financial losses as a payer of last resort.

For more information or an application, visit SD Crime Victims' Compensation or call 1-800-696-9476

Resources for Grief & Trauma

Traumatic crashes and events can have a devastating – and lasting – impact on victims. The South Dakota Highway Patrol can help with resources to deal with grief and trauma.

If you have additional questions or to see if you qualify for CAP services, please contact:


Natasha Penner, Victim Witness Coordinator
(605) 280-4344


Marissa Cronan, Victim Witness Coordinator
(605) 381-9361

North and Central:

Becky Eggebrecht, Victim Witness Coordinator
(605) 280-6404


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