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One person killed Wednesday in a Custer county fatal accident

One person died Wednesday evening in a two vehicle crash in Custer County.

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

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2003 Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on US Hwy 16A near mile marker 33.  The Ford was negotiating a left curve, slid on the slick road, and entered the oncoming lane.  A 1973 Porsche 911was traveling westbound at the same time and location.  The front of the Ford struck the driver’s side of the Porsche.

The Ford spun around and came to rest on the highway. The Porsche entered the ditch and came to rest against a tree.

The 16-year-old male driver of the 2003 Ford Escape sustained minor injuries.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The 66-year-old male driver of the 1973 Porsche 911sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The 64-year-old female passenger of the Porsche sustained minor injuries.

She 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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