According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Richard Vasquez, 51, of Sallisaw was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred in The Badlands National Park in South Dakota. According to authorities the pickup Vasquez was driving went off the shoulder of State Highway 240 at a high rate of speed, travelled down a steep embankment and came to rest after rolling over twice. The South Dakota Highway Patrol stated that Vasquez was thrown almost 30 feet from the pickup and was pronounced dead on the scene. An investigation into this accident is ongoing.
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