MURDO — One person died and eight others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night east of Murdo.
According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2002 Chevy Suburban, pulling a trailer, was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle and trailer went into the ditch and rolled.
The crash occurred at approximately 8:35 p.m. near mile marker 200, about seven miles east of Murdo.
The 34-year-old male driver and eight passengers, including seven children ages 3 to 15, all were injured and taken to hospitals in Chamberlain and Pierre and later transferred to Sioux Falls. A 33-year-old female passenger, who had been thrown from the vehicle, later died as a result of her injuries at a Sioux Falls hospital.
Seat belt use for all of the occupants is under investigation. Names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.