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Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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

 

Names Released In 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: Jeremy Larson, 32, Sturgis, S.D., No Injuries

Vehicle: 2009 Peterbilt 320 Garbage Truck

 

Driver No. 2: Rebecca Conca, 56, Hermosa, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Rav4

 

HERMOSA, S.D. – A 56-year-old Hermosa, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Hermosa.

 

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.

 

Rebecca Conca, who was driving the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene. Seat belt use is unknown.

 

Jeremy Larson of Sturgis, S.D., the 32-year-old driver of the truck, was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.

 

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.

 

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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.