The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names from a 3-vehicle crash late Sunday afternoon on Hwy 18 near Edgemont that claimed one life.
Killed in the 5:00 pm accident about 3-miles east of Edgemont was 57-year old Robert Stevens of Edgemont.
The Highway Patrol says Stevens was eastbound in a Toyota pickup and slowing to make a left turn onto a county road when he was rear-ended by a GMC pickup driven by 19-year old Bobbi Jo Kammerer of Philip, SD.
The impact sent Stevens into the westbound lane where his pickup was hit by a Chevy pickup driven by 53-year old Curtis Miller of Tennessee.
Stevens’ pickup tipped over and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have not determined if he was wearing a seat belt.
Miller and one of his 3 passengers, 57-year old Mary Miller, were flown by air ambulance to a Rapid City hospital.
Another passenger, 43-year old Melissa Miller, was driven to the Hot Springs hospital. All 3 were described as having serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The third passenger in the Chevy, 58-year old Jerry Miller, was uninjured. The Millers were all from Tennessee, Jerry and Mary from Copperhill and Curtis and Melissa from Becton.
Kammerer suffered only minor injuries. She and all 4 of the Millers were wearing seat belts.
No citations have been issued, but the accident remains under investigation by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.