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Names Released in Stanley County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

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


Names Released in Stanley County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Sansarc Road

               12 miles north of Hayes, S.D.

When:    7:39 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018


Driver: Ravae Bowman, 45, Pierre, S.D., Minor Injuries

Passenger: Romy Rabbit, 20, Pierre, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Ford Expedition


HAYES, S.D. – A 20-year-old Pierre woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle rollover north of Hayes.


A 2002 Ford Expedition was westbound on Sansarc Road when the driver lost control trying to avoid a deer that had entered the roadway. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled, coming to rest on its roof.


Romy Rabbit, who was the passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 45-year-old Ravae Bowman of Pierre, suffered minor injuries and was transported to a Pierre hospital.


Both occupants were wearing seatbelts. No charges are pending against the driver.


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