NEW: South Dakota Highway Patrol investigating fiery crash that leaves four people dead

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February 17, 2021
Mike Tanner

WAGNER, S.D.–The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a fiery two-vehicle crash that left four people dead and a fifth person injured.

It happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Highways 46 and 50, two miles west of Wagner.

A car was southbound on Highway 50, failed to stop at the intersection, and collided with a Jeep Cherokee that was westbound on Highway 46.

The car went into the ditch and caught fire. The four people in that vehicle had to be extricated from the wreckage. The 31-year-old female driver, a 28-year-old female passenger and a 33-year-old male passenger were transported to a Wagner hospital where they were all pronounced dead.

A fourth occupant of the car, a 27 year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

The 64 year-old woman driving the Jeep died at the scene.

None of the people involved in the crash appeared to be wearing seat belts.

Their names have not been released.