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Names Released in Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 2, 2018

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


Names Released in 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: Lumeda Huber, 73, Edgemont, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Hyundai Elantra


Driver No. 2: David Hauck, 66, Batesland, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Peterbilt Conventional 379


CUSTER, S.D. – An Edgemont, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday, June 27, in a two-vehicle crash west of Custer.


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.


Lumeda Huber, 73, was driving the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The deceased was wearing a seatblet. The 66-year-old truck driver, David Hauck, Batesland, S.D., received minor injuries.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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.