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Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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


Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 67

              30 miles east of Newell, S.D.

When:   7:47 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020


Driver No. 1: Todd Bakeberg, 55, Spearfish, S.D, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150 Pickup


NEWELL, S.D. – A Spearfish, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash east of Newell.


Todd Bakeberg, 55, was driving a 2004 Ford F150 pickup east on U.S. Highway 212 when the vehicle eventually went across the highway and entered the north ditch. The vehicle rolled and the deceased was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person involved.


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


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.