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Names Released In Potter County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 22, 2020

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

 

Names Released In Potter County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 209

              16 miles west of Gettysburg, S.D.

When:   10:27 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020

 

Driver No. 1:  Mariah LeBeau, 24, Aberdeen, S.D., Life-threatening Injuries

Passenger: Joseph Skye, 35, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

 

Driver No. 2: Calen Decker, 19, Gettysburg, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Ford F350 Pickup

 

GETTYSURG, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Gettysburg.

 

A 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the driver lost control as the vehicle entered a right-turning curve. The vehicle cross the centerline and collided with an eastbound 2013 Ford F350 pickup.

 

Joseph Skye, the 35-year-old passenger in the Monte Carlo, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver, 24-year-old Mariah LeBeau of Aberdeen, S.D., sustained life-threatening injuries. She was transported via ambulance to the Gettysburg hospital and airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

 

Calen Decker of Gettysburg was the 19-year-old male driver of the pickup. He was wearing a seat belt.

 

Charges are pending against both drivers.

 

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.

 

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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.