Spearfish man identified in fatal crash last Thursday

SPEARFISH, S.D. (Press Release) – A Spearfish, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Spearfish.

A 2000 Ford F350 pickup was westbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle went off the road to the right, collided with a guardrail  and entered the north ditch where it tipped and rolled.

The driver, 39-year-old Benjamin Yackley, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the pickup. He later died at a Spearfish 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.