One killed in crash east of Oelrichs

OELRICHS, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Oelrichs.

Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.

A 2001 Honda Accord was westbound when the vehicle left the roadway, went into the south ditch and rolled.

The 25-year-old male driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 27-year-old male passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was transferred to a Rapid City hospital.

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

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.