BRANDON, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died Tuesday morning in a crash involving four vehicles and four other occupants on Interstate 90 northwest of Brandon.
Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
A 2014 Chevrolet Impala, a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2013 GMC Terrain were westbound on Interstate 90 and were almost stopped in the passing lane as traffic was merging into that lane due to road construction. A 2011 Peterbilt Conventional box truck was westbound in the driving lane. The truck moved over to the passing lane and then swerved back into the driving lane after hitting the GMC Terrain. The truck rear-ended the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the truck then pushed the Chevrolet Impala into the grass median. The truck went into the grass median, across the eastbound lanes and came to rest in the south ditch of the eastbound lanes.
The 22-year-old female driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was pronounced dead at the scene. The 57-year-old female driver of the GMC Terrain suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and the 34-year-old female passenger of the truck sustained minor injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. The other two drivers were not injured.
Seatbelts appeared to have been used by all of those involved. Charges are pending against the truck driver.
Portions of Interstate 90 were closed at times following the crash. South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.