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Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021


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


 Names Released In 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: Jessy Pullen, 40, Spearfish, S.D., Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers: Kelton Pullen, Deadwood, S.D., 9, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 GMC Sierra K1500


DEADWOOD, S.D. — A nine-year-old boy from Deadwood, S.D., has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon north of Deadwood.


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.


Kelton Pullen, the passenger, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Jessy Pullen of Spearfish, 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.




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.