Numerous agencies responded to an accident on I29 Northbound Mile Marker 18 Near Elk Point on Monday afternoon at approximately 1:30PM
According to a release from the South Dakota State Patrol, a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox occupied by two females was traveling southbound on I29 when the vehicle veered across the median and into the northbound lanes where it collided head-on with a 2006 Chevrolet Express Van occupied by three males.
A female passenger of the Equinox, a 32-year-old, died from her injuries. A 42-year-old male passenger of the Van sustained life-threatening injuring. Neither were wearing seat belts.
The driver of the Equinox a 24-year-old female and a 69-year-old male driver of the van suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries. A 35-year-old male passenger of the van sustained minor injuries. All three were wearing seat belts.
South Dakotaâ€™s Highway Patrol continues to investigate. Other agencies at the scene were the Union County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Elk Point Police, Elk Point Fire/EMS, Vermillion EMS, Jefferson EMS and Siouxland Paramedics.
Names have not yet been released and the crash remains under investigation by the South Dakota State Patrol.