One killed in crash west of Brandon

RANDON, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night west of Brandon.

The names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it collided with a 2017 Kentworth T-270 tow truck. The truck was working partially in the lane of travel, trying to pull another vehicle out of the median. The truck had its flatbed lowered onto the Interstate’s shoulder and roadway.

The Grand Cherokee drove onto the flatbed, vaulted over the cab of the tow truck and rolled. The 43-year-old female driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no injuries to the 28-year-old male driver of the tow truck.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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