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Meade County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

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


Meade County Fatal Crash


What:      One-Vehicle Rollover

Where:    New Underwood Road and Elk Creek Road

                11 miles north of New Underwood, S.D.

When:     10:28 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, 2017


Driver:  Female, 50, Minor Injuries

Passengers: Male, 54, Fatal Injuries

                      Female, 27, No Injuries

                      Male, One, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Ford Explorer


NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – One person was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of New Underwood.


Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.


A 2002 Ford Explorer was southbound on New Underwood Road when the 50-year-old female driver swerved to miss a deer. She lost control of the vehicle which rolled several times.


The 54-year-old male passenger died of his injuries. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. Two other passengers, a 27-year-old female and a one-year-old male, were not injured.


All occupants were wearing seatbelts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Ambulance.


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.