SCOTLAND, S.D. (Press Release) – One adult and one juvenile died and another person was seriously injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Scotland.
Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
A 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was westbound at the intersection of South Dakota Highways 46 and 25 when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle collided in the intersection with a southbound 2011 GMC Sierra K1500 pickup with an attached trailer. The pickup did not have a stop sign.
The Pontiac Bonneville rolled. A 10-year-old female passenger, sitting in the backseat, was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene. The front-seat passenger, a 64-year-old male, also was pronounced dead at the scene. The 72-year-old male driver received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Only the driver was wearing a seatbelt.
Receiving minor injuries was the 26-year-old male driver of the pickup. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the Scotland hospital.
Charges are pending against both drivers.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.
The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.