Two vehicle crash near Wasta caused by wrong-way driver on I90

WASTA, S.D. — South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a crash two miles west of Wasta around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

An 86-year-old male driving a 2006 Toyota Avalon was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes and collided with a 2015 Ford Edge, driven by a 36-year-old female. Two teenage female passengers were in the Ford as well. Both vehicles rolled as a result of the collision.

Everyone in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts. The driver of the Toyota, the Ford, and one female passenger suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries, while the other female passenger of the Ford suffered minor injuries. All were taken to Rapid City hospital via ambulance.

Charges are pending against the male driver of the Toyota.

I-90 eastbound was closed for approximately an hour-and-a-half while crews worked to clear the driving lane.

Highway Patrol is investigating. Information is only preliminary at this time.

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