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Fall River Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 6, 2020

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


Fall River Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 70

              Eight miles east of Oelrichs, S.D.

When:   7:45 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020


Driver: Male, 25, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Male, 27, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Honda Accord


OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Oelrichs.


Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.


A 2001 Honda Accord was westbound when the vehicle left the roadway, went into the south ditch and rolled.


The 25-year-old male driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


A 27-year-old male passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was transferred to a Rapid City hospital.


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.