One person dead in crash east of New Underwood

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — One person has died in a one-vehicle crash east of New Underwood early Wednesday morning.

Preliminary crash information indicates that at 9:25 a.m., a 2017 Buick Envision was southbound on 171st Avenue when it crossed the center line, went into the north ditch and eventually came to rest in an adjacent field.

The 76-year-old male driver was transported to a Rapid City hospital where he was pronounced dead, and he was wearing a seatbelt.

The name of the person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, and all information released is only preliminary.

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