A Whitewood woman died in a one vehicle fatal crash, four miles west of Vale, Thursday.
Linda Dianne Herren, 53, was driving a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup westbound on the Vale cut-off road. Her vehicle drifted off the south edge of the road and Herren over-corrected, losing control of the vehicle. The pickup swerved and entered the south ditch, where it vaulted over an embankment and entered into a creek bed of ice and frozen soil, causing the pickup to roll over onto its passenger side.
Herren sustained fatal injuries in the crash. She was not wearing a seat-belt.
A passer-by located the crash.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Butte County Sheriff's Office, Newell Volunteer Fire Department, Nisland-Arpan Fire and Rescue Department and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation assisted.