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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

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


 Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 57

              Rapid City, S.D.

When:   9:25 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021


Driver: Male, 32, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 33, Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Saturn Vue


RAPID CITY, S.D. –  One person died and another person was seriously injured Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash in Rapid City.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2005 Saturn Vue was westbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle entered the median, crossed the eastbound lanes, went into the ditch and eventually rolled.


Both occupants were not wearing seat belts and were thrown from the vehicle. The 32-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 33-year-old female passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance 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.