Two dead, two injured in crash near Scotland

Charges pending in Friday-morning crash

SCOTLAND -- Two people were killed and a third was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning near Scotland.

A 10-year-old girl and 64-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and a 72-year-old man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. A 26-year-old man sustained minor injuries.

At 8:46 a.m., a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling west at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 25, about 2 miles south of Scotland, when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle collided at the intersection with a 2011 GMC Sierra K1500 pickup with an attached trailer that was traveling south. The pickup did not have a stop sign, according to the DPS.

The Bonneville rolled as a result of the collision, and the 10-year-old passenger was ejected from the back seat. The 64-year-old passenger of the Bonneville was also pronounced dead at the scene. The 72-year-old driver of the Bonneville was the only one wearing a seat belt.

The 26-year-old driver of the GMC Sierra received minor injuries in the collision. He was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to the hospital in Scotland.


Charges are pending against the drivers of both vehicles. The crash is under investigation by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, which is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Names of those involved are not being released pending the notification of family members.

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