PARKSTON — One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Parkston in Hutchinson County.

Preliminary crash information from the Department of Public Safety indicates that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44 about 13 miles east of Parkston when the driver failed to follow a roadway curve and the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane. It collided with an eastbound 2007 Ford Mustang.

A 51-year-old female passenger in the Mustang was pronounced dead at the scene. The 59-year-old male driver sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. Both were wearing seat belts.

The 19-year-old female driver of the Chevrolet suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt.

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

Charges are pending against both drivers.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

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Abhijeet Dokkarth

Wait, what?

Presumably the 51-year old female killed was the wife of the 59-year old male. Both who were wearing seatbelts, and driving in their lane.

The teen driver of the Chevy swerved into their lane, and wasn't wearing a seat belt. So she was breaking the law, and caused an accident.

Why in the world would charges against the driver of the mustang be pending?? I hope that's a misprint, because imagine how terrible it must be to lose your wife and be charged with a crime.

At least Jason Ravnsborg wasn't on the road, too, otherwise there'd be more carnage.

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