Second person dies from injuries sustained in fiery crash south of Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A second person has passed away from injuries suffered in a fiery crash that happened in May south of Rapid City.

The accident happened on May 7 when a 2010 Honda CRV driven by Hannah Drake, 26, was making a left-hand turn from Spring Creek Road onto South Dakota Highway 79. The Honda pulled in front of a southbound 2004 Ford Freestar driven by James Broderick, 71. The two vehicles collided with the Honda CRV becoming fully engulfed in flames.

Drake was unable to get out of the burning vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Broderick sustained serious non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was taken to the Rapid City hospital. He passed away last week, on May 23. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Both drivers were from Rapid City. They were the only two people involved.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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