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Fatal Pedstrian Accident

Fatal Pedstrian Accident

Authorities identify teen killed in Box Elder vehicle-pedestrian accident


News Staff - February 9, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Investigators have positively identified the teenager killed Thursday, February 8, 2018, in Box Elder. Jaylen Twiss, 16 years old from Manderson, South Dakota, was found lying in the median on Highway 14-16.  Numerous leads on the teen’s identity came in as soon as the Sheriff’s news release was disseminated Thursday evening.

At 3:22 am, February 8, law enforcement responded to a report of a person lying in the median on Highway 14-16 near Gumbo Drive in Box Elder. An autopsy suggests blunt force trauma as the cause of death.

The driver and vehicle involved have been located. We are investigating the incident as a vehicle-pedestrian accident. Several agencies are involved including the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Box Elder Police Department, Rapid City Police Department and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The investigation continues.



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