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Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, May 22, 2021

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


Butte County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 52

              12 miles east of Newell, S.D.

When:   10 a.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 37, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 24, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 GMC Acadia


Driver No. 2: Male, 47, No Injuries

Vehicle: 1990 International 9000 Semi-truck and trailer


NEWELL, S.D. – One person died and other person was seriously injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of Newell.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 GMC Acadia, westbound on U.S. Highway 212, rear-ended a trailer being pulled by a westbound semi-truck. The 37-year-old male driver of the Acadia was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Both occupants were not wearing seat belts.


The 47-year-old male driver of the semi-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.




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.