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Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, April 12, 2020

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


Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 21

              Seven miles east of Spearfish, S.D.

When:   8:15 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2020


Driver: Benjamin Yackley, 39, Spearfish, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Ford F350 Pickup


SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spearfish.


A 2000 Ford F350 pickup was westbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle went off the road to the right, collided with a guardrail  and entered the north ditch where it tipped and rolled.


The driver, 39-year-old Benjamin Yackley, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the pickup. He later died at a Spearfish 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.