One injured in four-vehicle crash near Alexandria
Vehicles involved were part of funeral procession
ALEXANDRIA — One person was injured in a four-vehicle crash Monday near Alexandria.
According to the South Dakota Department of Highway Safety, a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban came off the Interstate 90 westbound off ramp and could not slow down in time for the vehicles stopped on the ramp. That led to a chain-reaction collision with three vehicles in front of it.
All four vehicles were involved in a funeral procession at the time of the crash.
The crash occurred at 12:10 p.m. Monday near mile marker 344 on Interstate 90 about one half-mile north of Alexandria.
Emily Ruden, 32, Emery, was the driver of the Suburban and was not injured in the crash. Ruden and three passengers in the Suburban, a 10-year-old male, an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old male were not injured in the crash. A fourth passenger, a 6-year-old female, received minor injuries and was treated at the scene and not transported. All the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts.
The Suburban collided with a 2009 Honda Odyssey, which in turn collided with a 2008 Ford F150 pickup, which then collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Impala.
The 58-year-old female driver of the Odyssey and her two passengers were not injured and all three were wearing seat belts.
The 67-year-old male driver of the Ford pickup was also uninjured and wearing a seat belt. The 55-year-old female driver of the Impala was also uninjured and wearing a seat belt.
Charges are pending against Ruden.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, a division of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, investigated the crash.