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Names Released In Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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


Names Released In 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: Dustin Vaughn, Jamestown, N.D., 37, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Brandi Glaser, Jamestown, N.D., 24, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 GMC Acadia


Driver No. 2: Michael Petersen, Ridgeview, S.D., 47, No Injuries

Vehicle: 1990 International 9000 Semi-truck and trailer


NEWELL, S.D. – A Jamestown, N.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a two-vehicle crash east of Newell.


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.


Dustin Vaughn, the 37-year-old driver of the Acadia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brandi Glaser, the 24-year-old passenger from Jamestown, N.D., suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Both occupants were not wearing seat belts.


Michael Petersen of Ridgeview, S.D., 47, was the driver of the semi-truck. He was not injured and 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.