One person dead following two-vehicle crash near South Shore

SOUTH SHORE, S.D.- One person died this morning in a two vehicle crash seven miles southwest of South Shore , S.D.

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

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2002 International 9200I pulling a loaded grain trailer was driving northbound on 462nd Avenue, which is a gravel road, just south of 162nd Street.

At the same time, a 2017 Ram 3500 pulling a loaded enclosed trailer, was driving southbound on 462nd Ave. just south of 162nd St.

The International and trailer were driving in the middle of the road.  The Ram and trailer were driving on the west side of the road. The front driver’s side of the International struck the driver’s side of the Ram.  The International came to a stop on the road. The trailer came loose from the Ram.  The Ram went into the ditch and then back onto the road where it came to a stop.

The 60-year-old male driver of the 2002 International sustained fatal injuries.

He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The 20-year-old male driver of the 2017 Ram was not injured.

He 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.