One woman dead folloing two vehicle crash west of Milbank

MILBANK, S.D.(Press Release) –  One woman died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Milbank.

Names of the three people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2008 Econoline Van was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the centerline into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram pickup. Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane.

The 28-year-old female driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The 26-year-old male driver of the pickup sustained life-threatening injuries while the 26-year-old male passenger received serious non-life threatening injuries. Both occupants were taken by ambulance to the Milbank hospital. Seatbelt use by both occupants is under investigation.

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.