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Custer County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 28, 2018

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

 

Custer County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 4

              23 miles west of Custer, S.D.

When:   8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2018

 

Driver No. 1: Female, 73, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Hyundai Elantra

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 66, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Peterbilt Conventional 379

 

CUSTER, S.D. – A 73-year-old woman died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash west of Custer.

 

The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family.

 

A 2018 Hyundai Elantra was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16 and traveling on the shoulder of the westbound side. A westbound 2000 Peterbilt Conventional 379 fuel truck attempted to avoid the car, but the two vehicles collided.

 

The driver of the car, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 66-year-old truck driver received minor injuries.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

An approximate location on the crash can be found at: CUSTER COUNTY CRASH.

 

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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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.