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One killed in crash near Murdo

Eight others injured in Sunday crash

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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.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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