Fatal vehicle-tractor crash in McCook County

SALEM, S.D. – One person has died as a result of a vehicle-tractor crash on Wednesday afternoon west of Salem.

The names of those involved have not been released yet, pending notification of family members. A second person has been reported as injured.

A tractor was traveling west on SD HWY 38 when it was struck from behind by a minivan. Resulting in the tractor overturning onto its passenger side and the other vehicle coming to a stop in the center of both lanes of the Highway.

Both passengers, an 85-year-old woman and a 72-year-old woman,  of the minivan, were injured and transported to nearby hospitals. The 85-year-old woman later died of the injuries suffered in the accident.

The 28-year-old driver of the tractor was not injured.

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