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Name Released In Butte County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Name Released In 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: Todd Rosencranz, 55, Belle Fourche, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Ford F250 Pickup


FRUITDALE, S.D. — A Belle Fourche, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash near Fruitdale.


Preliminary information indicates that a Ford F250 pickup was eastbound on Valley 1 Road when the vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled. The driver, 55-year-old Todd Rosencranz, was not wearing a seat belt and 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.