Single vehicle crash in southwest South Dakota kills three men, injures another

October 21, 2022
Mike Tanner

OELRICHS, S.D.–A triple-fatality crash has been reported in South Dakota’s southwest corner.

The Highway Patrol says it happened just after 7:00 o’clock Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 18, four miles east of Oelrichs.

A Chevy Spark was eastbound when the driver lost control. The compact car rolled several times.

Three of the four occupants were dead at the scene. A fourth occupant sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital.

All of the occupants were men, in their mid 20’s. Their names have not been released.

None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.