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Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Butte County Fatal Crash


WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: Valley 1 Road

                Near Fruitdale, S.D.

WHEN: 10:35 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2021


Driver: Male, 55, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 Pickup


FRUITDALE, S.D. — A 55-year-old male died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash near Fruitdale.


The name of the person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary information indicates that a Ford F250 pickup was eastbound on Valley 1 Road when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled.


The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.