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WEBSTER, S.D. - A Roslyn, S.D., woman died Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash on SD Highway 25 five miles north of Webster.

Beverly Jean Okroi, 61, was killed when the northbound 1992 Chevrolet Lumina van she was driving drifted into the southbound lane on a hill and collided with a farm implement being towed by a southbound John Deere 7700 tractor. A passenger in the van, Katherine Lucile Okroi, 25, of Winterville, N.C., suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Robert N. Sichmeller, 58, of Webster, was driving the John Deere. He was uninjured.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Day County Sheriff's Office, Webster Fire Rescue, Christenson Ambulance Service, Webster Police Department, Day County Office of Emergency Management and Roslyn Fire Department assisted.