Butte Co. Sheriff Reports Fatality In Belle Fourche Wreck

One person died Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Belle Fourche.

Names of the three people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary information indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound on U.S. Highway 85 in the inside driving lane when it crossed the turn lane and into the southbound lanes. The Cavalier sideswiped a southbound 2017 Ford F150 that was traveling in the inside driving lane. The Cavalier then crossed into the outside southbound lane and collided with a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer.

The 43-year-old male driver of the Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two male drivers were not injured. Only the driver of the pickup was wearing a seat belt.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.

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