The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a single-vehicle accident about 6:00 Sunday evening just inside the Spearfish city limits left one person dead and another hospitalized. Names have not been released pending notification of family.
The Highway Patrol says the older model SUV was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the 66-year old female driver lost control. The SUV went into the south ditch, eventually coming to rest in a creek.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while her 75-year old male passenger was taken to a Rapid City hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Both of them were wearing seat belts.