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Fall River County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

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

 

Fall River County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Coffee Flats Road and U.S. Highway 18

              Eight miles west of Edgemont, S.D.

When:   9:41 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

 

Driver:  Male, 64, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Male, 38, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Polaris RZR Four-wheeler

 

 

EDGEMONT, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Edgemont.

 

Names of the two males involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved.

 

A 2017 Polaris RZR four-wheeler was southbound on Coffee Flats Road when the 64-year-old driver lost control and the vehicle went into the ditch where it rolled. The driver and passenger, 38, were both thrown from the vehicle.

 

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger sustained minor injuries. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is preliminary at this time,

 

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.