Man charged with vehicular homicide in deadly crash near Tea

June 10, 2020

TEA, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the teenager driving a pickup truck that crashed last weekend, killing a passenger, is facing criminal charges.

Nineteen-year-old Corey Hofer is being held in the Minnehaha County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond.

The patrol says Hofer lost control of the pickup near Tea Saturday night.

A 19-year-old passenger was thrown from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Patrol spokesman Tony Mangan says Hofer is charged with vehicular homicide, among other counts.