FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday Jan. 17, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648
Name Released In Stanley County Fatal Crash
What: One-Vehicle Crash
Where: U.S. Highway 14, mile marker 226
One mile west of Fort Pierre, S.D.
When: 8:11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, 2021
Driver: Hayley Kern, 36, Hot Springs, S.D., Fatal Injuries
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Xterra
FORT PIERRE, S.D. – A Hot Springs, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Fort Pierre.
Preliminary crash information indicates a 2003 Nissan Xterra was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the vehicle left roadway to the north and rolled.
Hayley Kern, the 36-year-old driver, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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.