October 31, 2019
BERESFORD, S.D.–One person died and two others were injured in a fatal crash involving four vehicles Wednesday morning on Interstate 29, five miles north of Beresford.
No names have been released yet.
A semi was southbound when the vehicle lost a tire. The tire and rim landed in the passing lane of the northbound lanes where it was hit by a pickup. The impact caused the pickup driver to lose control and the pickup crossed the median and into the southbound lanes where it struck a southbound van.
The pickup rolled and went into the ditch. The van entered the median and rolled into the northbound lanes. The 29-year-old male driver of the van, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle onto the northbound lanes and was dead at the scene. A second pickup became involved in the crash when it swerved to miss the van.
Both northbound lanes were closed to traffic for almost three hours and southbound traffic was reduced to one lane for that same length of time.