Fatal Crash

One person died and another person was seriously injured late Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash west of Gettysburg. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the driver lost control as the vehicle entered a right-turning curve.

The vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with an eastbound 2013 Ford F350 pickup.

The 35-year-old male passenger in the Monte Carlo was pronounced dead at the scene. The 24-year-old female driver sustained life-threatening injuries. She was transported via ambulance to the Gettysburg hospital and airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.The 19-year-old male driver of the pickup was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt. Charges are pending against both drivers.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.