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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5984


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:      Semi Truck Crash

Where:   Interstate 90, Exit 124

                14 miles east of Wall, S.D.

When:    3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Driver:   Male, 45, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: Kenworth Day Cab Semi


WALL, S.D. – A 45-year-old man died Wednesday in a semi truck crash east of Wall.


The name of the man involved is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved.


A Kenworth Day Cab semi truck, pulling two trailers, was northbound on Interstate 90 when it went off the roadway into a pasture. The vehicle crashed and the driver later was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.


Some diesel fuel from the semi spilled into a creek bed and an unknown fluid started to leak from a hazardous materials container located in one of the trailers. A hazardous materials team responded to the scene and the container was determined to be safe. The truck and trailers will be removed later.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Wall Fire Department, Pennington County HazMat, Wall Ambulance, South Dakota Department of Transportation and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.