UPDATE: Names released from three-car fatal crash near Edgemont

More people are expected to hit the road as spring arrives, and the DOT says this increase in...
More people are expected to hit the road as spring arrives, and the DOT says this increase in traffic can cause more accidents.(Nick Nelson)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 2:20 PM CDT
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EDGEMONT, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Officials report one man died on the afternoon of May 23, in a three-vehicle crash east of Edgemont.

Authorities say reports indicate a 2011 Toyota Tundra was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when it slowed down to make a left-hand turn onto Red Canyon Road. The Toyota was rear-ended by an eastbound 2008 GMC Sierra pickup. The collision sent the Toyota into the westbound lane where it was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup. The Toyota tipped over and the 57-year-old male driver of the Toyota, named Robert Stevens, was pronounced dead at the scene. Stevens was not wearing a seatbelt.

Official reports say the 53-year-old male driver of the Chevrolet pickup, Curtis Miller, and a 57-year-old female passenger, Mary Miller, both suffered non-life-threatening severe injuries. Both were air transported to a Rapid City hospital. The other female passenger, Melissa Miller, 43, sustained severe non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized. Jerry Miller, the 58-year-old passenger, was not injured. All four occupants are from Tennessee and all were wearing seatbelts.

Authorities say the 19-year-old female driver of the GMC pickup, Bobbi Joe Kammerer of Philip, S.D., sustained minor injuries and was not transported. She was wearing a seatbelt.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

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