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Custer County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Aug. 26, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196




Custer County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 60

              Within the city of Hermosa, S.D.

When:   8:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, 2022


Driver No. 1: Male, 80, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Dodge Journey


Driver No. 2: Male, 29, No Injuries

Vehicle; 2016 Peterbilt Semi-truck and trailer 


HERMOSA, S.D. –  One man died Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash within the city of Hermosa.


Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.  


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2016 Dodge Journey was northbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the driver attempted to turn into a parking lot. The Dodge turned into the path of a southbound 2016 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer.


The 80-year-old driver of the Dodge was transported by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital where he later died. The 29-year-old semi-truck driver was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.


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.