SCOTLAND — Three people who died in a fatal crash on Nov. 1 near Scotland in Bon Homme County have been identified.
William Petershagen, 72, and Purcell Provost, 64, both of Sioux Falls, and Aileen Marsharl, 10, of Wagner, died in the crash, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said on Wednesday. The crash occurred at 8:46 a.m. Friday at the intersection of State Highways 46 and 25 and 2 miles south of Scotland.
The three individuals were in a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville that was traveling west on Highway 46 when it failed to stop a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 25. It collided with a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup with an attached trailer, driven by 26-year-old Jacob Warembourg, of Springfield. Traveling south, Warembourg did not have a stop sign at the intersection.
Marsharl and Provost were pronounced dead at the scene. Petershagen was airlifted to Sioux Falls and he died Sunday. Petershagen was the only occupant of the car wearing a seat belt.
Warembourg, who was not wearing a seat belt, had minor injuries in the incident. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it is investigating the crash.