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.