Two people died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night north of Scotland.
Names of the four people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 Kenworth T800 semi-truck and trailer was traveling northbound on South Dakota Highway 25 when it crossed the center line while navigating a curve and struck a southbound 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Minivan.
Both the 49-year-old female driver and a 71-year-old male passenger of the Dodge were pronounced dead at scene. The 72-year-old female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to the Scotland hospital and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Only the female passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
The 23-year-old male driver of the semi-truck was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt. Charges are pending against him.
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.