Four vehicle crash on I-90 stops traffic for an hour

accident scene genericPIEDMONT, S.D. — Westbound traffic on Interstate 90 was down for about an hour Tuesday morning following a four-vehicle crash.

The driver of a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck noticed smoke coming from the engine and pulled the vehicle onto the right shoulder near mile marker 43, two miles west of Piedmont. The two occupants of the truck were able to get out of the vehicle without any injuries before it was engulfed in flames.

Other vehicles slowed down and were in the passing lane to avoid the flames and smoke. When traffic came to a stop, a 2022 Western Star truck pulling a trailer was unable to stop in time and rear-ended a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, pushing the Grand Prix into the back of a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

There is only one report of minor injuries, the 16-year-old male driver of the Grand Prix. He was transported to a Sturgis hospital by a family member. All who were involved in the accident were wearing seat belts.

South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. All information released is preliminary. There are no charges pending.

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