Whitewood man identified in fatal crash east of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, S.D. — A Whitewood, South Dakota man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash east of Spearfish Wednesday morning.

40-year-old Michael Richardson, Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the male driver lost control and the vehicle entered the median. The vehicle struck the concrete pillar for the Exit 17 overpass.

Time of the actual crash has not yet been determined, and the South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

All information released so far is only preliminary.

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