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Name Released In Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

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


Name Released In 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: Shannon Hanson, 45, St. Onge, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup


CUSTER, S.D. – A St. Onge, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Custer.


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.


Shannon Hanson, the 45-year-old 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.