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Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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


 Custer County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 32

              Eight miles east of Custer, S.D.

When:   12:48 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021


Driver: Male, 45, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup


CUSTER, S.D. – One person died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Custer.


The name of the person involved is not being released pending notification of family members.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2020 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16A when it crossed the centerline, went into the ditch and hit a tree.


The 45-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He 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.