Names released in Wednesday’s fatal crash near Spearfish

(UPDATE: 3/21/20 @ 9:40 a.m.):  Mary Keats, the 68-year-old driver of the Buick, was pronounced dead at the scene. Barbara Bentz of Belle Fourche, the 78-year-old driver of the Mercury, was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.


SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash just outside the city limits of Spearfish.

Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

A 2006 Buick LaCrosse was crossing U.S. Highway 85 from St. Onge Road to East Colorado Boulevard. It collided in the intersection with a 2006 Mercury Montego which was northbound on U.S. Highway 85.

The 68-year-old female driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene. The 78-year-old female driver of the Mercury was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

All information released so far is only preliminary.

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