Woman Killed In Fatal Yankton Crash

A two-vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Fourth and Spruce in Yankton Monday night. According to reports at the scene, two people were injured and transported to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, located about a block away, with unknown injuries.

One person was killed and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Monday night in Yankton.

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 2006 Chrysler Sebring was westbound on Fourth St. near the intersection with Spruce St. when it failed to negotiate a right-hand curve while attempting to turn northwest onto Summit St. It collided with an eastbound 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup at approximately 10:49 p.m. The Sebring flipped and wound up on the lawn of a house on the south side of the road, while the Silverado was spun around and wound up on the south curbing.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, located about one block away. The 35-year-old female driver of the Sebring later died as a result of her injuries. The 32-year-old male driver of the Silverado sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

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

The crash left debris strewn across the roadway. The intersection was closed after the accident and during the early investigation.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. No other information was made available at press time.

Also responding to the scene were the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, the Yankton Police Department, Yankton County EMS and the Yankton Fire Department.  

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