Icy roads contribute to accidents, one fatalKIMBALL — Accidents, including at least one that resulted in a fatality, were reported around the area Wednesday after overnight snowfall and temperatures around the freezing mark created slick conditions.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
KIMBALL — Accidents, including at least one that resulted in a fatality, were reported around the area Wednesday after overnight snowfall and temperatures around the freezing mark created slick conditions.
One person died and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 90 less than two miles from Kimball.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 2002 Ford Explorer heading east on I-90 lost control, crossed the median into westbound lanes and collided with a 2003 Ford Explorer.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the westbound vehicle and the two passengers of the eastbound vehicle were driven to a Chamberlain hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
All those involved were wearing seat belts. Authorities are withholding the names of the victims to allow time for relatives to be notified. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. The Kimball Police Department, Brule County Sheriff’s Office, Kimball Fire Department and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks all assisted.
Another accident occurred on I-90 west of Kimball when icy roads and windy conditions caused Cheryl Sautner, 54, of Gettysburg, to lose control of her 2003 Chevy pickup.
The vehicle was heading eastbound on I-90 when it went into the median and rolled.
The vehicle was totaled, but Sautner sustained only minor cuts and scrapes.