One person dead, another injured in fatal crash near Spearfish

SPEARFISH, S.D. — A crash on Sunday in Lawrence County left one person dead and one injured.

The names of the people involved in the crash are not being released at this time until proper notification has been given to family members.

Around 6 p.m., a 2004 Jeep Liberty was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90, when the driver lost control of the vehicle near mile marker 10 in the City limits of Spearfish. The vehicle went into the south ditch and eventually came to rest in a creek.

The 66-year-old female driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 76-year old male passenger received serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.

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

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