- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The state Highway Patrol has released the names of the driver who died and two passengers who were hurt after a crash near Sturgis.

Authorities have identified the driver as 32-year-old Robert Bear Shield of Rapid City. He died Wednesday at the scene.

Authorities say the incident happened around 7:10 p.m., when Bear Shield lost control of a pickup truck while driving on I-90. The vehicle rolled after going into the ditch and the three occupants were ejected.

They weren’t wearing seatbelts. Thirty-seven-year-old passenger Justin Hawk Wing received serious injuries that were not a threat to his life, while 32-year-old Jay Spotted Elk received minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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