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Name Released In Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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


Name Released In Custer County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 40, mile marker 55

              Seven miles east of Hermosa, S.D.

When:   1:40 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021


Driver: Dietre Catches, 36, Pine Ridge, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier


HERMOSA, S.D. – A Pine Ridge, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Hermosa.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 40 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while entering a curve. The vehicle went off the roadway and rolled.


Dietre Catches, the 36-year-old driver, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.