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Name Released In Harding County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

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


Name Released In Harding County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 85, mile marker 118

               Eight miles south of Buffalo, S.D.

When:   11:13 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018


Driver: Rhett Fox, 21, Redig, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup


BUFFALO, S.D. – A 21-year-old man from Redig, S.D., has been identified as the person who died late Wednesday, Nov. 14,  in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.


A 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup was northbound on U.S. Highway 85 when the vehicle went into the ditch on the east side of the road, came back onto the roadway, went back into the ditch and rolled.


Rhett Fox was the driver and only occupant. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Belle Fourche and later to the Spearfish hospital where he was pronounced dead.                                                    


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate 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.