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Box Elder man identified as victim in two-vehicle crash in Box Elder

All four people involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

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BOX ELDER, S.D. — A Box Elder man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday, Sept. 21 in a two-vehicle crash within the city of Box Elder.

Authorities responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash around 7:51 a.m. on Wednesday morning on a country road within city limits of Box Elder.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was westbound on Country Road when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

Derek Vice, the 50-year-old driver of the Cobalt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kyle Brown of Rapid City, the 31-year-old driver of the Toyota, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries while two juvenile passengers received minor injuries. All three were transported to a Rapid City hospital.

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All four people involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

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The 51-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt and had to be extricated from his vehicle.

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