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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 6, 2021

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


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 64

              Five miles north of Hermosa, S.D.

When:   2:21 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 32, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2009 Peterbilt 320 Garbage Truck


Driver No. 2: Female, 56, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Rav4


HERMOSA, S.D. – One person died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Hermosa.


Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2009 Peterbilt 320 garbage truck was northbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when it started to turn right onto Daughenbaugh Road. A 2007 Toyota Rav4, which was also northbound on South Dakota Highway 79, rear ended the truck.


The 56-year-old female driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. Seat belt use is unknown. The 32-year-old male driver of the truck, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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.