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Two dead following three-vehicle crash outside Sioux Falls

South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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SIOUX FALLS — Two people died following a three-vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Friday, Nov. 11.

Authorities responded at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Friday afternoon to a three-vehicle crash about three miles west of Sioux Falls.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it rear-ended an eastbound 2019 Toyota Prius. The pickup driver lost control of the vehicle and the pickup entered the median and continued into the westbound lane, where it collided head-on with a westbound 2017 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT pickup pulling a gooseneck trailer.

Both the 70-year-old male driver of the Ford pickup and the 34-year-old male driver of the Dodge pickup died as a results of their injuries. Their seatbelt use is under investigation.

The two 74-year-old occupants of the Prius, a male driver and a female passenger, were not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts.

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Names of the four people involved have not yet been released pending notification of the deceased to the family members.

Both westbound lanes of I-90 were closed for a time.

South Dakota Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the crash. All information released thus far is only preliminary.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol indicated that road conditions are thought to have contributed to the crash.

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