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One person killed Friday in a Hughes county fatal accident

One person died Friday evening in a two vehicle crash in Hughes County.

The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2023 Chevy 2500 and a Jeep collided head-on on SD 1804 near mile marker 260, 11 miles north of Pierre, SD. There were no passengers in either vehicle.  

The 19-year-old male driver of the Jeep was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Seatbelt use is under investigation.

The 27-year-old male driver of the 2023 Chevy 2500sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

The Highway Patrol is an agency of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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