One person died Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Tea.
Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2006 Dodge Durango was westbound on 276th Street when the driver lost control due to snow and ice on the roadway. The vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer.
The 71-year-old female driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. Her seatbelt use is under investigation. The 32-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
South Dakota’s 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.