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Signs marking spots where 3 died in SD crashes

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Signs will mark the spots where three people died in traffic crashes in South Dakota last year. A sign that says "think" marks the spot where 51-year-old Terry Brown of Rapid City was struck and killed last December by an alle...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Signs will mark the spots where three people died in traffic crashes in South Dakota last year.

A sign that says "think" marks the spot where 51-year-old Terry Brown of Rapid City was struck and killed last December by an alleged drunken driver. Family members tell the media that the sign will help them remember and also send a message about the consequences of drinking and driving.

According to media reports, on Thursday, friends and family of 56-year-old Gwen Michalek of Chamberlain and 61-year-old Ellen Wright of Lower Brule were dedicating a sign in their memory. The women were driving in separate vehicles that went into a washout on a tribal highway between Reliance and Lower Brule and were carried away in rushing water after torrential rains a year ago.

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