Name released In Meade County fatal crash

PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in an one-vehicle crash east of Piedmont.

A 1997 GMC pickup was northbound on Galaxy Road near the intersection of 218th Street when the driver lost control on the snow and ice-covered road. The vehicle left the roadway and eventually rolled.

Thomas Anderson, Jr., was the 40-year-old passenger. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

Matthew Pietz, 36, of Rapid City, S.D. He received life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Rapid City hospital. It is unknown at this time whether he was wearing a seat belt. 

South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.


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