Head-On Crash In Box Elder Kills 1, Injuries 4


     The South Dakota Highway Patrol says one person was killed and 3 injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on a Pennington County road inside the Box Elder City limits.

Names have not been released.

     The Patrol says the fatality was the 50-year old male driver of a westbound car that crossed the centerline a little before 8:00 AM and collided head-on with an eastbound pickup.

      He was pronounced dead at the scene while the 31-year old man driving the pickup suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

     Two children in the pickup, a boy 5 and a girl 7, were in safety seats and sustained only minor injuries. They were taken to a Rapid City hospital along with the driver. All 4 individuals in the accident were wearing seat belts.

     Meanwhile, the Highway Patrol has released the name of the motorcyclist who died about 2:00 Saturday afternoon when his bike missed a curve and ran off Hwy 14A 5-miles south of Spearfish.      43-year old  Austin Prudich was thrown from the bike and died later at a Spearfish hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.