Larchwood Man Dies In Western SD Accident

Rapid City, South Dakota — A Larchwood man has been identified as the person killed Thursday night when a van hit a charter bus that had stalled on Interstate 90 east of Rapid City, South Dakota.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports that a charter bus carrying 56 passengers was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the bus lost all power. The bus came to a stop in the middle of both lanes. No lights were operating on the bus.

An eastbound 2013 Ford E-250 van rear-ended the bus. The Patrol says that 31-year-old Cade Stensland was the van driver and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one on the bus was injured. The passengers were transported back to Rapid City via Ellsworth Air Force buses.

The Patrol says they cannot release the names of the bus driver and the bus company because Marsy’s Law was invoked.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Fire Department, Pennington County Search and Rescue, and Ellsworth Air Force Base personnel.

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