Two dead, one child seriously injured in vehicle crash south of Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two people are dead and one 5-year-old is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon south of Rapid City.
According to preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a 2018 Kia Niro had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Upper Spring Creek Road and South Dakota Highway 79. The Kia drove into the intersection where it collided with a 2012 GMC Yukon which was southbound on Highway 79.
The 31-year-old male driver of the Kia and the 30-year-old female front seat passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A five-year-old boy in the backseat sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. SDHP stated that both adults in the Kia were wearing seat belts, although the seat belt use of the five-year-old is under investigation.
The 16-year-old female driver of Yukon suffered minor injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. The 14-year-old female passenger of the Yukon was not injured. Both were wearing seat belts.
The names of the five people involved in the crash are not being released pending notification of family members. All information released so far is only preliminary.