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Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

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


Custer County Fatal Crash


What:    Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 60

               One mile south of Hermosa, S.D.

When:   9:49 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018


Driver: Male, 23, No Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Buick Century


Pedestrian: Male, 54, Fatal Injuries


HERMOSA, S.D. – A 54-year-old man died Monday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash south of Hermosa.


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


A 1999 Buick Century was southbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the vehicle moved over to the passing lane due to vehicles parked along the shoulder of the road because one of the vehicles had struck a deer. The Buick Century hit the pedestrian who was in the roadway with the deer. 


The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The 23-year-old male driver of the car was not injured. He is not facing charges.


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.