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Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 9, 2021

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

 

Pennington County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of Country Road and Cordes Lane

              One mile west of Box Elder, S.D.

When:   5:32 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021

 

Driver: Female, 26, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers:       Male, 21, Minor Injuries

                            Male, 27, Fatal Injuries

                            Male, 25, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Jeep Cherokee

 

BOX ELDER, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Box Elder.

 

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

 

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2005 Jeep Cherokee was eastbound on Country Road when the vehicle overturned.

 

A 27-year-old male died as result of injuries sustained in the crash. The 26-year-old female driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. The two other male passengers, ages 21 and 25, received minor injuries.

 

Charges are pending against the driver. Seat belt use for all of the occupants is under investigation.

 

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.