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Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

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


Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 25

              Five miles west of Sturgis, S.D.

When:   2:01 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020


Driver No 1: Jaden Olson, 21, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passengers: Titus Ironshield, 55, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                       Thomas Jackson, 22, Spearfish, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Maserati Ghibli


Driver No. 2: Vern Hill, 77, Smithwick, S.D., No Injuries

Passenger: Margaret Hill, 74, Smithwick, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Freightliner Cascadia


STURGIS, S.D. – Names have been released of the three men who died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Sturgis.


A 2016 Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it was rear-ended by a 2015 Maserati Ghibli.


All three occupants of the Maserati were pronounced dead at the scene. They were the driver, 21-year-old Jaden Olson of Rapid City; and passengers, 55-year-old Titus Ironshield of Rapid City and 22-year-old Thomas Jackson of Spearfish. All three were wearing seat belts.


The semi-truck driver, 77-year-old Vern Hill,  and the 74-year-old passenger, Margaret Hill, were not injured. The driver was wearing a seat belt and the passenger was not. Both are from Smithwick, S.D.


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