One dead in Butte County semi-truck collision

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – One person died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Belle Fourche.

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

A 2017 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer were southbound on U.S. Highway 85 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a northbound 2015 GMC Acadia.

The 79-year-old male driver of the Acadia was pronounced dead at the scene. The 46-year-old driver of the semi-truck and trailer was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Charges are pending against the semi-truck driver.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

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