BRANDON, S.D. — A 22-year-old woman was killed and another woman was seriously injured in a crash involving four vehicles Tuesday morning on Interstate 90 east of Sioux Falls, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said.
A 2014 Chevrolet Impala, a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2013 GMC Terrain were westbound on Interstate 90 about 8:15 a.m. and were almost stopped in the passing lane as traffic was merging into that lane due to road construction, authorities said. A 2011 Peterbilt box truck, driven by a 34-year-old man with a 34-year-old female passenger was westbound in the driving lane moved into the passing lane and struck the GMC, seriously injuring the 57-year-old driver.
The truck then rear-ended the Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by the 22-year-old woman, before pushing the Impala into the grass median. The Jeep's driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Peterbilt's passenger had minor injuries. The 49-year-old driver of the Impaga was not injured.
Seat belts appeared to have been used by all of those involved, authorities said. Charges are pending against the truck driver.