SPEARFISH | Authorities have identified a Whitewood man as the victim of a fatal rollover crash earlier this week near Spearfish.
Richard Griffith, 47, died on Thursday from injuries he sustained in the one-vehicle crash, according to a release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
According to the release, Griffith was driving a 1998 GMC Sierra north on Acorn Ridge Road about 2 miles east of Spearfish just after 10:45 a.m. Wednesday when his vehicle hit the side of a bridge, went into the north ditch and rolled.
Griffith was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to a Spearfish hospital and then airlifted to Rapid City, where he died.
South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Spearfish Police Department and Spearfish Ambulance were also on scene.