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Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

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


Custer County Fatal Crash


What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  Box Canyon Road

               Six miles west of Hermosa, S.D.

When:   6:23 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018


Driver: Female, 78, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Yukon GMC


Hermosa, S.D. – A 78-year-old woman died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Hermosa.


The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. She was the only person involved in the crash.


A 2002 GMC Yukon was eastbound on Box Canyon Road when it left the roadway. The vehicle went down an embankment and eventually off a 50-foot cliff, coming to rest on its roof.


The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.


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.