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Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 11, 2021

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


Names Released In 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: Juanita Wolfe, 26, Rapid City, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers:       Chance Pulliam, 21, Pine Ridge, S.D., Minor Injuries

                            Ty Brownotter, 27, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

                            Chance Schumacher, 25, Rapid City, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Jeep Cherokee


BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Box Elder.


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


Ty Brownotter, a 27-year-old passenger, died as result of injuries sustained in the crash. Juanita Wolfe of Rapid City, the 26-year-old female driver, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. 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.




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.