1 dead, 3 injured in Wednesday morning crash in Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. — One person died and three other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 7:51 a.m. Wednesday morning within the city of Box Elder.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt was westbound on Country Road when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

The 50-year-old male driver of the Cobalt was pronounced dead at the scene. The 31-year-old male driver of the Toyota sustained serious non-life threatening injuries while two juvenile passengers, a five-year-old male and a seven-year-old female, received minor injuries.

The three occupants of the Toyota were transported to a Rapid City hospital. All four people involved were wearing seatbelts.

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

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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