NEW: Head on crash near Wallace kills woman

October 19, 2022
Mike Tanner

WALLACE, S.D. – One person died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash a mile northwest of Wallace in Clark County.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 2019 GMC Terrain SUV was westbound on South Dakota Highway 20, near the intersection with 436th Avenue, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2019 Kenworth Semi-tractor and trailer.

The 32-year-old female driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. Her seatbelt use is under investigation. The 33-year-old male driver of the semi-tractor trailer was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

That section of Highway 20 was closed to traffic for about five hours.

The crash happened just before 10:30 Tuesday morning.