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Pennington County Fatal Crash

BOX ELDER, S.D. –  One person died and three other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon within the city of Box Elder.

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

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was westbound on Country Road when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

The 50-year-old male driver of the Cobalt was pronounced dead at the scene. The 31-year-old male driver of the Toyota sustained serious non-life threatening injuries while two juvenile passengers received minor injuries. Those three were transported to a Rapid City hospital.

All four people involved 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.



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