Authorities believe distracted driving was a contributing factor in a crash Wednesday afternoon near Mitchell that involved two vehicles but left both occupants uninjured.
The crash occurred on State Highway 38, 1 mile east of Mitchell on Wednesday. Both vehicles were traveling east at the time of the crash.
A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 21-year-old unnamed male, stopped in the roadway and was preparing to make a left turn off the highway with his turn signal activated. At that time, a 2016 Honda Accord, driven by Isaiah Waldner, 19, of Fulton, rear-ended the Jeep.
The Jeep stopped on the shoulder of the eastbound lane, while the Honda rolled several times before coming to rest partially on the shoulder of the eastbound lane of the highway and partially in the south ditch.
The driver of the Jeep was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Waldner was not wearing a seat belt, and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety says charges are pending.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.