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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

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


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    Sheridan Lake and Dunsmore Road

                In Rapid City City Limits

When:     8:23 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Male, 49, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 GMC Sierra


Driver No. 2: Male, 25, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Acura 3.2 TL


RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night on Sheridan Lake Road in Rapid City.


Names of the two people are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved.


A 1999 Acura 3.2 TL was eastbound on Sheridan Lake Road when the 25-year-old male driver lost control of the vehicle on the curve near Dunsmore Road. He overcorrected and went into the other lane, colliding with a westbound 2015 GMC Sierra.


The Acura’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


A 49-year-old male was driving the Sierra. He was wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Rapid City Regional Hospital.


The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Fire and Rescue, Whispering Pines Fire Department and Pennington County Search and Rescue.


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.