Fort Pierre Teen Dies in Sunday Accident

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A Fort Pierre area teen died in an early morning accident Sunday in the city limits of Fort Pierre. Stanley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Baxter says the accident was reported about 4:15 a.m. yesterday morning on a gravel road-near the intersection of Buffalo Road and Far West Road-on the western edge of Fort Pierre. Authorities were told that a rollover had occured at that location. Baxter says when law enforcers arrived, they found the lone occupant was trapped in the pickup and was deceased. Baxter identifies the victim as 19-year-old Tyler Erickson. The Stanley County Sheriff’s Department and the South Dakota Highway Patrol are looking into the exact cause of the accident. Emergency responders spent four hours at the scene of the wreck Sunday. Baxter says besides the sheriff’s office and highway patrol, other agencies that assisted at Sunday’s accident were the Pierre Police Department, Pierre Fire Department Rescue Squad, Fort Pierre Fire Department and American Medical Response.

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