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Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

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


Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash



What:  One-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 22

              One mile west of Whitewood, S.D.

When:   5 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020


Driver: Ashley Weslocky, 24, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Nissan Versa


WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A 24-year-old Sturgis woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Whitewood.


A 2020 Nissan Versa was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it went off the roadway to the right, into the ditch and eventually collided with a tree. The driver, Ashley Weslocky, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota 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.