2nd person dies after 2-vehicle crash near Rapid City

May 28, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash near Rapid City earlier this month.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 71-year-old James Broderick was taken to a hospital after the crash and died Thursday.

Authorities say Broderick was driving a Ford Freestar when a Honda CR-V making a left-hand turn pulled in front of him onto South Dakota Highway 79 south of Rapid City on May 7. The two vehicles collided, and the Honda CR-V caught on fire.

The driver of the CR-V, 26-year-old Hannah Drake, was unable to get out of the burning vehicle and died at the scene.

Both drivers were from Rapid City and were the only people involved in the crash.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate.


This version corrects date of crash to May 7 instead of last Tuesday.

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