Rapid City woman identified as victim of deadly crash in Minnehaha County

October 22, 2020

ROWENA, S.D. – A Rapid City woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Rowena.

A 2001 Ford Explorer was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 42, near the intersection with 483rd Avenue, when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Autumn Dimit, the 33-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two passengers, 34-year-old Zachary Ziegler of Fort Thompson, and 26-year-old Tia Laroche of Fort Pierre, were thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital.

None of the three occupants were wearing seat belts.