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Published April 28, 2013, 09:34 AM

Dickinson man faces charges in fatal crash in western SD

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is being charged in a crash that killed another man in western South Dakota.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man is being charged in a crash that killed another man in western South Dakota.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Gabriel Culver, of Dickinson, is being charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and careless driving.

Culver was seriously injured in the accident. Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Sukstorf, of Spearfish, who was a passenger in the front seat of the pickup, was killed. Two people riding in the back seat received minor injuries.

The Highway Patrol reports that Culver was driving downhill on a gravel and dirt road five miles west of Spearfish when he lost control of the pickup. The vehicle then went into a ditch, hit the side of a concrete bridge and landed on its side.

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