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Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 2, 2022

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




Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash



What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  Experimental Forest Road

              14 miles south of Deadwood, S.D.

When:   11:58 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, 2022


Driver: Chad Shaw, 51, Garner, Iowa, Fatal injuries

Passengers: Jacob Heikens, 25, Spencer, Iowa, Minor Injuries

                       Ryan Dillon, Gilbert, Iowa, 39, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Ranger XP1000 ATV


DEADWOOD, S.D. –  A Garner, Iowa man has been identified as the person who died last Friday night in an ATV crash south of Deadwood.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2020 Ranger XP1000 ATV was eastbound on Experimental Forest Road when the vehicle left the roadway while negotiating a curve. The vehicle rolled and all three occupants were thrown from the ATV.


Chad Shaw, the 51-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two male passengers, 25-year-old Jacob Heikens of Spencer, Iowa and 39-year-old Ryan Dillon of Gilbert, Iowa received minor injuries. None of the occupants were wearing a seatbelt.


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.