Authorities have identified Jaylen Twiss, 16, of Manderson, as the person who was killed in a vehicle-pedestrian accident Thursday night on Highway 1416 and found in a ditch early Friday morning.
Authorities say the driver and vehicle involved have been located, and they are investigating the incident as a vehicle-pedestrian accident. No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon, and authorities would not release the driver's name.
Twiss was found lying dead in the median on Highway 1416 near Gumbo Drive in Box Elder at around 3:22 a.m., according to a news release from the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. An autopsy was conducted, and preliminary findings show that the man's death is consistent with multiple blunt force trauma.