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Fall River County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

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




Fall River County Fatal Crash




What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 18, mile marker 66

              Four miles east of Oelrichs, S.D.

When:   7:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022


Occupants: Male, 26, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

          Male, 26, Fatal Injuries

          Male, 25, Fatal Injuries

          Male, 26, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2019 Chevy Spark


OELRICHS, S.D. –  Three people died and another person was seriously injured in a one-vehicle fatal crash Thursday morning east of Oelrichs.


Names of the four men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.  


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Chevy Spark was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the driver lost control. The vehicle rolled several times and came to rest in the west ditch.


Three of the four occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital.


None of the occupants 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.