- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) - A 14-year-old Belle Fourche boy has died from critical injuries suffered in a rollover crash.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says Jeremiah Helton was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by another 14-year-old boy on Tuesday evening. The office says the driver lost control of the truck and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll and come to a rest on its roof.

Helton was thrown from the pickup and later died at a hospital. The driver was treated at a hospital and released.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says neither teen was wearing a seatbelt. The Patrol says alcohol wasn’t a factor in the crash, but an investigation is ongoing.

Helton was a Belle Fourche High School student and Belle Fourche Fire Department cadet.


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