Hot Springs woman identified in fatal Fort Pierre crash

The victim was not wearing a seat belt

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the person who died Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Fort Pierre.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol named Hayley Kern, 36, as the victim of the crash, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m. that day.

Preliminary crash information indicates Kern was driving a 2003 Nissan Xterra eastbound on U.S. Highway 14m approximately one mile west of Fort Pierre, when the vehicle left roadway to the north and rolled.

Kern was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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