Names released in fatal crash outside Yankton

July 9

YANKTON, S.D. – The driver had a long list of driving offenses. DETAILS

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July 7

The names of the 5 people killed in a two-vehicle crash were released on Saturday.

South Dakota Highway Patrol identified two Sioux Falls men in the 1996 Acura Integra. The driver was 29-year-old Michael Worlie, who was carrying a passenger, identified as 27-year-old Joshua Odens.

The four people in the 2010 Nissan Sentra were identified as Yankton residents. The driver, 40-year-old Tawna Lichty-Reineke, and two passengers, 43-year-old Chad Reineke and 10-year-old Janicka Luschen, died in the crash.

The fourth person, a 12-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries, remains unidentified.

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July 4

Five people died and another person was seriously injured early Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.

A Yankton police officer was attempting to stop a 1996 Acura Integra, which was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 50, mile marker 389. The Integra shut off its headlights and crossed onto the westbound lanes where it collided with a westbound 2010 Nissan Sentra.

Both occupants of the Acura Integra – a 27-year-old man and another person – were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither were wearing seat belts.

Three of the four occupants of the Nissan Sentra also died in the crash. The victims included a 10-year-old girl, a 40-year-old woman, and 43-year-old man.

The fourth occupant, a 12-year-old girl, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver was wearing a seat belt. It is unknown how many of the passengers were wearing seat belts.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Information from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety


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