5 transported to hospital after crash on East Highway 44
PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. – A two vehicle accident at the intersection of East Highway 44 and Radar Hill Road sent multiple people to the hospital Saturday morning.
According to South Dakota Highway Patrol spokesperson Tony Mangan, a 2004 Toyota Sienna was headed south on Radar Hill Road, approaching East Highway 44. The driver, a juvenile male, was slowing down for the stop sign when he slid into the the highway.
His vehicle was struck by a 2017 Chevy Impala, which was headed west on East Highway 44, and also slowing down.
The juvenile male sustained life threatening injuries in the crash, and was wearing a seatbelt.
All four individuals in the Impala were also wearing seatbelts, and all sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries. The car was driven by an adult male, with an adult female passenger, and two female juveniles in the backseat of the vehicle.
South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating, but icy road conditions may have played a role in the crash.