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Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, April 24, 2021

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


Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 105

              Seven miles west of Wall, S.D.

When:   8:13 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Driver: Chad Nelson, 31, Wasta, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Altima


WALL S.D. – A Wasta, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Wall.


Preliminary crash information indicates a 2005 Nissan Altima was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it left the roadway and rolled.


The driver, 31-year-old Chad Nelson, was not wearing a seat belt. 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.