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Name Released in Beadle County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Name Released in Beadle County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    North Junction of U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 281

                Three miles north of Wolsey, S.D.

When:     4:20 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Cedric Beauvil, 24, Miami, FL, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Freightliner Semi Truck


Driver No. 2: Kennedy Tomsha, 18, Tulare, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Riley Zastrow, 18, Evansville, MN, Life-threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Ford F-150 Pickup


WOLSEY, S.D. – A Tulare, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Wolsey.


A 2015 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the north junction of U.S. Highway 14 and U.S. Highway 281. The semi-truck collided with a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup that was northbound on U.S. Highway 281.


Kennedy Tomsha, 18, was the pickup driver. She was transported to the Huron hospital where she died of her injuries. The 18-year-old female passenger, Riley Zastrow, 18, Evansville, MN, sustained life-threatening injuries. She was first transported to Huron and then by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts.


Charges are pending against the 24-year-old male semi-truck driver, Cedric Beauvil of Miami, FL. He was wearing a seatbelt and was treated for minor injuries.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Beadle County Sheriff’s Office, Huron Police Department and Wolsey Fire and 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.