Three people die in a Saturday morning crash near Parkston
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Three people died just before seven o’clock Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash four miles south of Parkston.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says a car was northbound on Highway 37 when the driver lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went across the center line and collided with a southbound semi truck.
All three of the car’s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. They include the 16-year-old male driver and two passengers, a 49-year-old male and 48-year-old female. All three were wearing seatbelts.
The semi-truck driver, identified as a 77 year old man, was not hurt. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Names of the people involved are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.