Rapid City man identified in crash east of Piedmont

PIEDMONT, S.D. (Press Release) – A Rapid City, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in an one-vehicle crash east of Piedmont.

A 1997 GMC pickup was northbound on Galaxy Road near the intersection of 218th Street when the driver lost control on the snow and ice-covered road. The vehicle left the roadway and eventually rolled.

Thomas Anderson, Jr., was the 40-year-old passenger. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

Matthew Pietz, 36, of Rapid City, S.D. He received life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Rapid City hospital. It is unknown at this time whether he was wearing a seat belt.

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.