Teen dies in fatal crash in Sioux Falls– Another seriously injured

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday night in Sioux Falls.

Two male juveniles were the only people involved in the crash. Their 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling across the Big Sioux River bridge. The Jeep left the roadway, rolled down a ditch and struck a tree.

According to the release from the Department of Public Safety, the 15-year-old driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16-year-old passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital. The passenger’s seat belt use is under investigation.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

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