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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021

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


 Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 44, mile marker 92

              45 miles east of Rapid City, S.D.

When:   6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021


Occupant: Female, 40, Fatal Injuries

Occupant: Male, 22, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Pickup


RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Thursday in a one-vehicle crash east of Rapid City.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 pickup was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when the driver failed to negotiate a right turn. The vehicle went across the centerline, into a ditch and rolled.


Both vehicle occupants were not wearing seat belts and both were thrown from the pickup. A 40-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene. A 22-year-old male sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. He was transferred to a Rapid City hospital.


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.