SCOTLAND — A third person has died as a result of an accident south of Scotland last Friday.
According to a press release issued Wednesday by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, all victims have been identified, and a second adult has passed away.
The release stated that a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was westbound at the intersection of South Dakota Highways 46 and 25, about four miles south of Scotland, at 8:46 a.m. Friday when it failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle collided in the intersection with a southbound 2011 GMC Sierra K1500 pickup with an attached trailer. The pickup did not have a stop sign.
All three fatalities were occupants in the Pontiac Bonneville. Both passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. They were Aileen Marsharl, 10, of Wagner, who was sitting in the backseat and was thrown from the vehicle; and the front-seat passenger, Purcell Provost, 64, of Sioux Falls. The driver, William Petershagen, 72, of Sioux Falls, received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. He died Sunday. Only the driver was wearing a seatbelt.
Jacob Warembourg of Springfield, the 26-year-old male driver of the pickup, received minor injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the Scotland clinic.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.