Jeraud County Thursday accident proves fatal

WOONSOCKET — One person died and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon southwest of Woonsocket.

Names of the six people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2015 Toyota Rav4 was westbound on 230th Street when the driver failed to yield for a yield sign at the intersection with 393rd Avenue. It collided with a 2003 Sterling Dump Truck which was southbound on 393rd Avenue. The dump truck went into the west ditch and rolled.

A 70-year-old female passenger in the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The 72-year-old male driver sustained life-threatening injuries. The three passengers received minor injuries. The 45-year-old male driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries.

All occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.