Two dead after crash late Friday near Viborg
VIBORG—Two male teenagers were killed in a two-vehicle crash west of Viborg late Friday.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Saturday the crash occurred at 11:32 p.m.. Friday at the intersection of 290th Street and 455th Avenue, 1 mile west of Viborg.
A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado K2500 pickup was northbound on 455th Avenue. A 2015 Dodge Dart SXT was westbound on 290th Street. Neither vehicle stopped at the uncontrolled intersection and the two collided. Both vehicles came to rest in the northwest ditch.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene — the 17-year-old passenger in pickup and the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle. The 17-year-old driver of the pickup sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Charges are pending against him.
Neither occupant in the pickup was wearing a seatbelt. The driver of the Dart was wearing a seatbelt.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.