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Authorities identify person killed in Meade County crash

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PIEDMONT, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday night in an one-vehicle crash east of Piedmont.

A 1997 GMC pickup was northbound on Galaxy Road near the intersection of 218th Street when the driver lost control on the snow and ice-covered road. The vehicle left the roadway and eventually rolled.

Thomas Anderson, Jr., was the 40-year-old passenger. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

Matthew Pietz, 36, of Rapid City, S.D. He received life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Rapid City hospital. It is unknown at this time whether he was wearing a seat belt.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.


Rapid City, US
2:22 pm, September 26, 2023
clear sky
Wind: 19 mph
Pressure: 1019 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:44 am
Sunset: 6:44 pm
Avery Fogelman

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