Rapid City woman ID'd as fatal victim in Rowena crash

Two others seriously injured in Minnehaha County crash


ROWENA – A Rapid City woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday, Oct. 18 in a one-vehicle crash in rural Minnehaha County.

The crash occurred on State Highway 42 one-half mile east of Rowena — which is located between Sioux Falls and the Iowa border — around 2 p.m. Sunday.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2001 Ford Explorer was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 42, near the intersection with 483 rd Avenue, when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Autumn Dimit, the 33-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two passengers, 34-year-old Zachary Ziegler of Fort Thompson, and 26-year-old Tia Laroche of Fort Pierre, were thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital.

None of the three occupants were wearing seat belts.


South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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