Names released in Box Elder fatal crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Box Elder.
Preliminary crash information indicates a 2005 Jeep Cherokee was eastbound on Country Road when the vehicle overturned.
Ty Brownotter, a 27-year-old passenger, died as result of injuries sustained in the crash. Juanita Wolfe of Rapid City, the 26-year-old female driver, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Two other male passengers, ages 21 and 25, received minor injuries.
Charges are pending against the driver. Seat belt use for all of the occupants is under investigation.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.