Three killed, one injured in fiery Saturday night crash in northeastern South Dakota

The South Dakota Highway Patrol said it's currently unclear which of the four occupants was driving at the time of the crash.

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SISSETON, S.D. — Three people were killed and one other was injured in a fiery crash Saturday night near Sisseton.

Shortly before 11:15 p.m., authorities in Roberts County were called to a stretch of County Road 28, roughly 10 miles southwest of Sisseton, for a report of a crash and vehicle fire.

Preliminary crash information released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that a 2012 Chevrolet Impala was southbound on County Road 28 when it left the roadway and entered the west ditch.

The vehicle struck an approach, went airborne, struck a wooden post, landed on the driver’s side and started on fire.

Three vehicle occupants, a 30-year-old female, and two males — whose ages are unknown — were pronounced dead at the scene.


A 29-year-old male occupant sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to the Sisseton hospital and later transported to a Fargo, N.D., hospital.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol said it is currently unclear which occupant was the driver. Approximate ages of the two occupants were not provided. Seat belt use for each of the occupants remains under investigation.

The identities of the four people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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