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Meade County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021

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


Meade County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  6872 Elk Creek Road

              One mile east of Piedmont, S.D.

When:   7:25 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021


Driver: Female, 21, Minor Injuries

Passenger: Male, 32, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Dodge Charger


PIEDMONT, S.D. – One person died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Piedmont.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2018 Dodge Charger was eastbound on Elk Creek Road when it left the road to the right, went into the ditch and eventually rolled. The 32-year male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The 21-year-old female driver sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.


Charges are pending against the driver.


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.