Fatal four-vehicle crash near Brandon

BRANDON, S.D. — One person died Tuesday morning in a crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 90 northwest of Brandon.

Leading up to the crash, traffic on the westbound lane had slowed down on the Interstate due to road construction. A Chevrolet Impala, Jeep Grand Cherokee and GMC Terrain were almost stopped in the passing lane as traffic was merging.

Just after 8 a.m. a Peterbilt box truck moved from the driving lane into the passing lane, hitting the GMC. The truck then swerved back into the driving lane again, rear-ending the Jeep and pushing the Chevrolet into the grass median. The truck continued past the median and crossed the eastbound lanes before coming to rest in the ditch of the eastbound lanes.

The 22-year-old female driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and the passenger of the Peterbilt truck sustained minor injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital.  The other two drivers were not injured.

Names are not being released pending notification of family members. Seat belts appeared to have been used by all of those involved.

Charges are pending against the 34-year-old truck driver.

Portions of Interstate 90 were closed at times following the crash. South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.


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