SD Highway Patrol issues warning to buckle up after I-90 crash this morning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Highway Patrol issued a warning today for drivers and passengers to use their seat belts.

The Highway Patrol tweeted a photo of an accident that happened near Sioux Falls on I-90 this morning.

Photo Courtesy of the SD Highway Patrol

According to the agency, three of the four occupants of the vehicle were ejected, and none of them were wearing a seatbelt. Two of the passengers ejected were children.

The accident happened around 10:40 a.m. near mile marker 392. The vehicle, a 2003 Ford F-150 Super Crew, went off the road and rolled before coming to a rest right-side up.

Authorities say icy road conditions were possibly a factor in the accident.

Three of the occupants suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries, while the fourth, an 11-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries.

The driver, a 38-year-old male, was airlifted to Sanford Hospital. Charges against him are under investigation.

The Patrol wrote above the photo, “If you responded to the calls we respond to, You’d Buckle Up. If you saw what we see, You’d Buckle Up.”


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