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Lawrence County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

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

 

 Lawrence County Fatal Crash

 

What: One-Vehicle Crash

When: U.S. Highway 85, mile marker 31

            Two miles north of Deadwood, S.D.

When: 4:44 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

 

Driver: Male, 40, Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Male, 9, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 GMC Sierra K1500

 

DEADWOOD, S.D. — One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon north of Deadwood.

 

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

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2006 GMC Sierra K1500 pickup was southbound on U.S. Highway 85 when it left the roadway, went into the ditch and rolled.

 

The nine-year-old male passenger was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The 40-year-old male driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Rapid City hospital. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

 

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.

 

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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.