UPDATE: Home explosion south of Fort Pierre kills three

May 25, 2023

FORT PIERRE, S.D.–A fundraising account set up for a rural Fort Pierre family who lost three family members and their home in an explosion Wednesday has raised over $150,000 in less than 12 hours.

According to the fundraising site, Kelsey and Trevor Hupp were at work when the explosion occurred at their home along Highway 1806 in the Antelope Creek area southeast of Fort Pierre. 

The blast killed their infant daughter, Harper, and both of Trevor’s parents, Bill and LaDonna. The Hupp’s sons, five year-old Myles and three year-old Royce, were airlifted to a burn unit in Minnesota. 

The blast completely leveled the home.

Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says the cause of the explosion is unknown, but foul play is not suspected.