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Names Released In Meade County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, July 9, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Names Released In Meade County Fatal Crash


What:  Two-vehicle crash

Where: Interstate 90, mile marker 51

              Four miles west of Rapid City

When:   9:04 a.m., July 5, 2017


Driver No. 1: Kathleen Moulton, 71, Piedmont, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Driver No. 2: Erick Rousselle, 26, Rapid City, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Volvo Semi


RAPID CITY, S.D. – A 71-year-old Piedmont woman died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Rapid City.


Kathleen Moulton was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado westbound in the passing lane on Interstate 90 near mile marker 51. A 2013 Volvo Semi with an enclosed trailer, driven by Erick Rousselle of Rapid City, was also westbound in the driving lane of Interstate 90 at the same location.


The Silverado began to pass and overtake the Volvo Semi. As the Silverado moved back into the driving lane, its rear passenger side corner struck the front driver side corner of the Volvo Semi, causing Moulton to lose control. The Silverado entered the north ditch and rolled.


Moulton, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Rousselle was not injured.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the state Department of Game, Fish & Parks, Meade County Sheriff’s Office, Black Hawk Fire Department, Piedmont Fire Department and Rapid City Fire Department.


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