South Dakota woman dies in accident south of Chugwater

    A fatal crash on December 4th, 2018 has resulted in the death of 38-year-old Mariah Handley of Rapid City, South Dakota. The vehicle was a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck.

    The crash occurred at 09:04 a.m. on Interstate 25 at milepost 59 approximately 3 miles south of Chugwater, Wyoming.  Handley was a rear passenger in the vehicle.  The vehicle was traveling northbound headed to Rapid City, South Dakota.  The 2008 Chevrolet truck was driven by Miranda Madsen of Rapid City, South Dakota.  The truck lost traction and caused Madsen to lose control on the ice/snow covered roadway.  The truck drove off the roadway and overturned approximately three times.  Handley who was not wearing her seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle.  Interstate 25 was closed for approximately 4 hours due to the investigation and poor road conditions.  The other occupants were transported to the Platte County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.


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