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Man dies in two-vehicle crash in Pennington County

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

RAPID CITY (AP) — A 91-year-old man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on South Dakota Highway 44 in Pennington County.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Roman Kurylas of Rapid City died Saturday.

The Patrol says Kurylas was behind the wheel of a sports utility vehicle heading east on S.D. Highway 44 when he crossed the center line and entered the westbound lanes of traffic. Kurylas then crashed into the driver's side of a pickup truck pulling a trailer loaded with pea gravel.

Authorities say Kurylas wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The pickup was being driven by 44-year-old Donald Burkhard. The Rapid City man was traveling with a juvenile. Neither Burkhard nor his passenger was injured. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The Patrol is investigating the crash.

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