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Names Released In Meade County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021

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


Names Released In 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: Teressa Colhoff, 21, Rapid City, S.D., Minor Injuries

Passenger: Bradley Swenson, 32, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2018 Dodge Charger


PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Piedmont.


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. Bradley Swenson, the 32-year-old passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Teressa Colhoff, 21, of Rapid City, S.D., was the driver. She sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. Charges are pending against her.


Both occupants were wearing seat belts.


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.