President of Spearfish Hospital killed in ATV crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The longtime president of Spearfish Hospital was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says a hunter came upon Larry Veitz on a Forest Service trail Saturday morning. Friends tell the Black Hills Pioneer the 59-year-old Veitz died when the ATV he was driving apparently rolled off an embankment.

Veitz had been president of Spearfish Hospital for 15 years. He also oversaw clinics in Spearfish and Belle Fourche for Rapid City-based Regional Health.

A funeral is scheduled Friday at Countryside Community Church in Spearfish.