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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

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



Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 27, Spearfish Canyon

              17 miles southwest of Spearfish, S.D.

When:    4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019


Driver:  Female, 57, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1988 Chevrolet K1500 Pickup



SPEARFISH, S.D. – One woman died Wednesday afternoon  in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Spearfish.


The name of the person involved is not being released at this time pending notification of family members.


A 1988 Chevrolet K1500 pickup truck was southbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand turn. The vehicle went off the roadway and hit several trees.


The 57-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. She died as a result of her injuries.


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.




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.