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Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 10, 2019

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


Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 79, mile marker 69

              Five miles south of Rapid City, S.D.

When:   8:14 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Driver No 1: Hannah Drake, 26, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Honda CRV


Driver No. 2: James Broderick, 71, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Ford Freestar


RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City.


A 2010 Honda CRV was making a left-hand turn from Spring Creek Road onto South Dakota Highway 79 when it pulled in front of a southbound 2004 Ford Freestar. The two vehicles collided with the Honda CRV becoming fully engulfed in flames


Hannah Drake, 26, was driving the Honda CRV. She was unable to get out of the burning vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.


James Broderick, 71, Rapid City, was the driver of the Ford Freestar. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Rapid City hospital. He was 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.