One dead in three-vehicle crash in Belle Fourche


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (News Release) — One person died Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash in Belle Fourche.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound on U.S. Highway 85 in the inside driving lane when it crossed the turn lane and into the southbound lanes. The Cavalier sideswiped a southbound 2017 Ford F150 that was traveling in the inside driving lane. The Cavalier then crossed into the outside southbound lane and collided with a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer.

The 43-year-old male driver of the Cavalier was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two male drivers were not injured. Only the driver of the pickup was wearing a seat belt.

The names of the three people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.