DEADWOOD, S.D. — Authorities say alcohol and marijuana may have contributed to a two-vehicle crash in Deadwood that killed a 27-year-old man from Lead.

Deadwood Police Chief Kelly Fuller says a car driven by Shane Robert Cass crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 14A around 8:45 p.m. Monday and collided head-on with a pickup truck. Cass, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital.

Fuller tells the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2tRYpnn ) there’s a “strong possibility” based on evidence found at the scene that alcohol and marijuana were factors, but investigators are waiting for toxicology test results to come back.

The pickup driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated for minor injuries and released. Fuller says no charges are pending against him.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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