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One killed, one hospitalized in Monday night crash in rural Turner County

While seat belt use for both drivers remains under investigation, authorities made clear that neither vehicle had any passengers.

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CHANCELLOR, S.D. – One man was killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash north of Chancellor.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday, authorities in Turner County were called to the intersection of 276th Street and 461st Avenue, approximately one mile north of Chancellor, for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Preliminary crash information released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado pickup was eastbound on 276th Street when the driver failed to stop at the intersection with 461st Avenue.

In the intersection, the Chevrolet pickup, driven by an 18-year-old man, collided with a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by a 62-year-old man, which was northbound on 461st Avenue.

The 18-year-old male driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. The 62-year-old male driver of the Grand Caravan sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

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The names of the two people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

While seat belt use for both drivers remains under investigation, authorities made clear that neither vehicle had any passengers.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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