FATAL 2-CAR CRASH EAST OF PARKSTON
One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon east of Parkston.
Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when the driver failed to follow a roadway curve and the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane. It collided with an eastbound 2007 Ford Mustang.
A 51-year-old female passenger in the Mustang was pronounced dead at the scene. The 59-year-old male driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. Both were wearing seat belts.
The 19-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Charges are pending against both drivers.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.