One person dead following crash near Milbank

MILBANK, S.D.(Press Release)- One person died Saturday afternoon in a one vehicle crash in Milbank, S.D.

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

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2004 GMC Yukon XL was going north on 5th Street South inside Milbank city limits. As the Yukon approached the intersection of East Park Avenue it drove up the curb on the west side of the road, swiped a tree, and continued through the intersection at a high rate of speed.  The Yukon then entered a front yard on the west side of the road and struck another tree, where it came to rest.

The 34-year-old male driver sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Milbank Avera Hospital.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The 28-year-old female passenger was pronounced deceased at the accident scene.

She was not wearing a seatbelt.

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.