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Name Released in Meade County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648

 

Name Released in Meade County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 40

               Five miles west of Piedmont, S.D.

When:    5:46 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018

 

Driver: Regie Velasco, 39, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Occupant: Timothy Buckman, 39, Rapid City, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

 

PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Piedmont.

 

A 2010 Dodge Ram pickup was eastbound on Interstate 90 at a high rate of speed. The vehicle entered the transition area into a construction zone where the driver lost control. The vehicle struck several construction cones before it entered the median area and rolled several times.

 

The 39-year-old driver, Regie Velasco, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 39-year-old Timothy Buckman of Rapid City, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Rapid City hospital. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the 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.