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President of Spearfish Hospital killed in ATV crash

November 6, 2017

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say the longtime president of Spearfish Hospital was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies were called after a hunter came upon Larry Veitz (veetz) on a Forest Service trail Saturday morning. Chief Deputy Paul Hansen says the 59-year-old Veitz was killed when the four-wheeler he was driving rolled over. Veitz was alone on the ATV and died at the scene.

Veitz had been president of Spearfish Hospital for 15 years. He also oversaw clinics in Spearfish and Belle Fourche for Rapid City-based Regional Health.

A funeral is scheduled Friday at Countryside Community Church in Spearfish. Veitz will be buried Saturday in his hometown of Elgin, North Dakota.


Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, http://www.bhpioneer.com

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