Authorities release details in fiery crash that happened south of Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Authorities have released details pertaining to a fiery crash that happened south of Rapid City on Tuesday morning.

A 26-year-old woman died in the accident, which happened at the intersection of Highway 79 and Spring Creek Road.

Authorities say the woman was driving a 2010 Honda CRV and was attempting to make a left-hand turn from Spring Creek onto Highway 79. She pulled in front of a southbound 2004 Ford Freestar driven by a 71-year-old man.

The two vehicles collided and the Honda became fully engulfed in flames. The woman was unable to get out of the burning vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ford driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.

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