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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

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


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:      Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:    Interstate 90, mile marker 80

                 20 miles east of Rapid City, S.D.

When:     8:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Female, 39, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Motor Coach Bus


Driver No. 2: Male, 31, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford E-250 Van


RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person was killed Thursday night when a van hit a charter bus that had stalled on Interstate 90 east of Rapid City.


The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. There were no other injuries


A charter bus carrying 56 passengers was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the bus lost all power. The bus came to a stop in the middle of both lanes. No lights were operating on the bus.


An eastbound 2013 Ford E-250 van rear-ended the bus. The 31-year-old male driver of the van died at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.


No one on the bus was injured. The passengers were transported back to Rapid City via Ellsworth Air Force buses.


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


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.