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Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 19, 2022

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


 Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  171st Avenue

              Ten miles east of New Underwood, S.D.

When:   9:25 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2022


Driver: Gary Oldert, 76, Owanka, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Buick Envision


NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. –  An Owanka, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of New Underwood.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Buick Envision was southbound on 171st Avenue when it crossed the center line, went into the north ditch and eventually came to rest in an adjacent field.


Gary Oldert, the 76-year-old driver, was transported to a Rapid City hospital where he was pronounced dead. 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 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.