Victims’ Names Released In Deadly Pennington County Crash

(Rapid City, SD) — The names of two adults who died in a Pennington County crash are being released. The Department of Public Safety says 31-year-old driver Mark Cook Jr. and 30-year-old passenger Kayla Hamer were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say Cook was entering an intersection of Upper Spring Creek Road and South Dakota Highway 79 when his vehicle collided with another vehicle. A five-year-old passenger in Cook’s vehicle was airlifted to the hospital with severe injuries. The 16-year-old driver of the other vehicle, Megan Walker, suffered minor injuries.

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