Names released in Pennington County crash near Wall

WALL, SD — The identities of those involved in a fatal crash near Wall on new years day have been released.

Katie Kloos, a 19-year-old from Pierre, was killed in the accident, which happened on westbound Interstate 90 on Tuesday afternoon.

Kloos was the passenger of a 2007 Saturn Ion driven by Nathan Fjelstad, also 19, of Groton, South Dakota.

Fjelstad was attempting to pass a 2014 Cadillac Escalade during icy conditions when he lost control and slid into the right lane. The two vehicles collided, and then the Saturn was struck by an oncoming 2016 Hyundai.

Kloos was pronounced dead at the scene, while Fjelstad and the two occupants of the Escalade were transported to a Rapid City hospital. The driver of the Hyundai was uninjured.

Fjelstad sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries, and is facing pending charges in relation to the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.
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