Man killed in Highway 212 crash in western South Dakota

May 24, 2021

NEWELL, S.D. – One person died and other person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred 12 miles east of Newell on Highway 212.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 GMC Acadia, westbound on U.S. Highway 212, rear-ended a trailer being pulled by a westbound semi-truck.

The 37-year-old male driver of the Acadia was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital.

Both occupants were not wearing seat belts.

The 47-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.