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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

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


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:   SD Highway 34, mile marker 16

               Six miles east of Belle Fourche, S.D.

When:    7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018


Driver No. 1:  Male, 24, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Ford F-350 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Male, 25, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Volkswagon Jetta


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D.  – A 25-year-old man was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Belle Fourche.


Names of those involved have not yet been released pending notification of families.


A 1999 Ford F-350 pickup was westbound on South Dakota Highway 34. The driver tried to pass a pickup hauling a flatbed trailer and struck an eastbound 2007 Volkswagon Jetta.


The driver of the Jetta was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.


A 24-year-old male, who was driving the pickup, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Spearfish hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt.   


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Spearfish 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.