Whitewood man dies of injuries after Spearfish rollover

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SPEARFISH, S.D. - A Whitewood, S.D., man has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning east of Spearfish.

A 1998 GMC Sierra was traveling on Acorn Ridge Road when it hit the side of a bridge, went into the north ditch and rolled.

The driver, Richard Griffith, 47, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to a Spearfish hospital and then airlifted to Rapid City where he died Thursday.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Spearfish Police Department and Spearfish Ambulance.

An approximate location on the crash can be found here.


Information from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety

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