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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, March 5, 2022
CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648
 Pennington County Fatal Crash
What:    Two-Vehicle Crash
Where:  Interstate 90, mile marker 70
              Three miles east of Box Elder, S.D.
When:   9:41 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022
Driver No. 1: Male, 51, No Injuries
Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Tacoma
Driver No. 2: Male, 69, Fatal Injuries
Passenger: Female, 66, No Injuries
Vehicle: 2017 GMC Acadia
BOX ELDER, S.D. –  One person died late Friday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Box Elder.
Names of the three people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that an 2006 Toyota Tacoma was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the median, rolled and came to rest in the left westbound lane. It was struck by a westbound 2017 GMC Acadia.
The 69-year-old male driver of the GMC Acadia was pronounced dead at a Rapid City hospital. The two other people were not injured.
Charges are pending against the 51-year-old male driver of the Toyota Tacoma. Seat belt use by all three people involved is under investigation.
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  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.


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