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2 dead in separate crashes on Lawrence, Pennington Counties

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A Lead, S.D., woman died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 14A about two miles west of Sturgis on Monday, Nov. 18.

 

Jerolyn Mary Ruth, 70, was eastbound driving a 2004 Buick Rainier when the vehicle cross the centerline and continued across the westbound lanes into the north ditch. The vehicle struck a rock embankment and rolled onto the passenger side.

 

Ruth, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to a Rapid City hospital, where she died. Leslie J. Christiansen, 60, a passenger in the vehicle, was wearing a seatbelt and received minor injuries.

 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Sturgis Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff's Office assisted.

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A Rapid City woman has died from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Country Road and Bennett Road northeast of Rapid City on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

 

Diana Ruth Pehringer, 60, was driving a 2001 Subaru Legacy south on Country Road and failed to stop at the intersection with Bennett Road. Tammy Lynn Baker, 25, of Rapid City, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe east on Bennett Road. The two vehicles collided and left the roadway,

 

Baker, who was wearing a seatbelt, received minor injuries.

 

Pehringer, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to a Rapid City hospital. On Saturday, Nov, 16, the South Dakota Highway Patrol was notified that she had died of injuries received in the crash.

 

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