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2 Eureka women die in three-vehicle crash

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IPSWICH (AP) — Two women from Eureka have been killed in a three-vehicle crash in north-central South Dakota.

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The Highway Patrol says 78-year-old Lavinena E. Guthmiller was driving west on U.S. Highway 12 about six miles east of Ipswich on Friday afternoon when her vehicle slid on an icy patch of road and collided with an eastbound semitrailer hauling baled hay. Guthmiller died at the scene. A passenger in the car, 76-year-old Evelyn Katharina Scheuffele, also died in the crash.

The driver of the truck, 19-year-old Stephen Donald Simon, of Groton, suffered minor injuries.

The truck also collided with a car driven by 29-year-old Hedi Noel Schauer, of Ashley, N.D. Shauer and a child in her car were not injured.

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