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Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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


 Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 70

              Three miles east of Box Elder, S.D.

When:   9:41 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022


Driver No. 1: Peter Lyon, 51, Edmonds, WA, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Tacoma


Driver No. 2: Dennis Jones, 69, Norfolk, NE, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Sherrilee Jones, 66, Norfolk, NE, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 GMC Acadia


BOX ELDER, S.D. –  A Norfolk, NE man has been identified as the person who died late Friday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Box Elder.


Preliminary crash information indicates that an 2006 Toyota Tacoma was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the median, rolled and came to rest in the left westbound lane. It was struck by a westbound 2017 GMC Acadia.


Dennis Jones, the 69-year-old driver of the GMC Acadia, was pronounced dead at a Rapid City hospital. The two other people were not injured.


Charges are pending against Peter Lyon of Edmonds, WA, the 51-year-old driver of the Toyota Tacoma. Seat belt use by all three people involved is under investigation.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


The Highway Patrol is an agency 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.