One woman died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Brookings.
Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2020 Chevy Equinox was stationery in the driving lane of Interstate 29 when it was rear-ended by a 2020 Mack Anthem truck and tanker. The Equinox was pushed into the east ditch and came to rest against a sign. The truck and tanker also went into the east ditch, traveled across a service road and came to rest on the railroad tracks.
The 40-year-old female driver of the Equinox was pronounced dead at the scene. The 39-year-old male truck driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Brookings hospital. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
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.