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Authorities identify man killed in crash east of Custer

CUSTER, S.D. – A Custer, SD man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday evening (October 25) in a two vehicle crash 10 miles east of Custer.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2003 Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on US Hwy 16A near mile marker 33.  The Ford was negotiating a left curve, slid on the slick road, and entered the oncoming lane.  A 1973 Porsche 911 was traveling westbound at the same time and location.  The front of the Ford struck the driver’s side of the Porsche.

The Ford spun around and came to rest on the highway. The Porsche entered the ditch and came to rest against a tree.

The driver of the 2003 Ford Escape, Connor Owens, age 16, of Hermosa, SD sustained minor injuries.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the 1973 Porsche 911, Ronald Shaw, age 66, of Custer, SD sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger of the Porsche, Jill Shaw, age 64, of Custer, SD sustained minor injuries.

She was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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