Two people were airlifted to hospitals following a crash on U-S Highway 14 one west of Miller Friday morning. A Freightliner semi hauling mail for the U-S Postal Service was westbound when a Dodge Ram pickup crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into the semi.
The driver of the semi, a 54 year-old male, was transported to Avera Hand County Memorial hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the pick-up, a 29 year-old male, was also transported to the Miller hospital for serious non-life threatening injuries, but was then airlifted to Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
A passenger, a 24 year-old male sustained life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt and was transported to the Miller hospital, then airlifted to Sioux Falls. A second passenger, a 56 year-old male was wearing a seat belt.
He sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Miller hospital and released. The crash forced a detour of U-S Highway 14 for around seven hours.