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2 injured when vehicle sideswipes another car in the dark

PLANKINTON -- Two people were injured in a Saturday night crash that began when a different vehicle collided with a deer on Interstate 90. At 9:50 p.m., a 2016 Honda with four occupants was headed eastbound about 5 miles east of Plankinton when i...

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PLANKINTON - Two people were injured in a Saturday night crash that began when a different vehicle collided with a deer on Interstate 90.

At 9:50 p.m., a 2016 Honda with four occupants was headed eastbound about 5 miles east of Plankinton when it collided with a deer. The crash disabled the vehicle, which stopped sideways in the middle of the road and partially blocked both lanes of travel. Its lights were also inoperable.

All four people got out and moved to the shoulder of the road, and a passerby stopped to help and used a flashlight to attempt to slow other vehicles down.

Minutes later, another vehicle - a 2014 Toyota Highlander - was eastbound at the same location. The driver did not see the car stopped in the roadway due to darkness. The driver tried to avoid it, but swiped the front left corner of the disabled vehicle, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

The 21-year-old female driver of the Highlander and a 62-year-old passenger both were wearing seat belts but sustained minor injuries. They were transported to Mitchell’s Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.

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No one else was injured in the crash.

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