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Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

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


Butte County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212 mile marker 17

              Three miles east of Belle Fourche, S.D.

When:   3:13 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017


Driver 1: Dale Falk, 52, Spearfish, S.D., Fatal

Vehicle 1: 2004 Dodge Caravan


Driver 2: Kent Sukraw, 63, Newell, S.D., Fatal

Vehicle 2: 1998 Cadillac Seville SLS


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Names have been released of the two men who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Belle Fourche.


A 2004 Dodge Caravan was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 212 near mile marker 17 when it crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 1998 Cadillac Seville SLS.


Both drivers were deceased at the scene. They were the only occupants in either vehicle.


Dale Falk, 52, of Spearfish was the driver of the Dodge Caravan. He was wearing a seatbelt.


Kent Sukraw, 63, of Newell was the driver of the Cadillac. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Belle Fourche Police Department, Belle Fourche Fire Department, Belle Fourche Ambulance and Meade County Sheriff’s Office.



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.