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Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 3, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Butte County Fatal Crash


WHAT: Two-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: U.S. Highway 85, mile marker 56

                Within Belle Fourche, S.D., city limits

WHEN:   4:26 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 75, Life-Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Female, 72, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Harley Davidson Trike


Driver No. 2: Female, 78, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Malibu


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — One person died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Belle Fourche.


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


Preliminary information indicates that a 2006 Harley Davidson trike was northbound on U.S. Highway 85 when it was struck by an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet Malibu as the car attempted to cross the highway.


Both occupants on the trike were thrown from the vehicle. The 72-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The 75-year-old male driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Spearfish hospital. Neither occupant was wearing a helmet.


The 78-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet received minor injuries, but was not transported. She was wearing a seat belt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.


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.