Triple fatality head-on crash reported in Beadle County

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November 1, 2021
Mike Tanner

WOLSEY, S.D.–The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a head on crash in Beadle County that killed three people Saturday afternoon.

It happened on U.S. Highway 14, five miles southeast of Wolsey.

A Chevy Tahoe drifted over the center line and collided head-on with a Toyota Rav 4.

The 40 year-old man driving the Tahoe was killed, as was the 55 year-old woman driving the Toyota, and her 78 year-old female passenger.

Names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Traffic was detoured at the crash site for about four hours.

Another person died in a separate crash on I-90 three miles east of Murdo Saturday.

A 74 year-old man died when the pickup he was driving left the interstate and rolled. He was not buckled up and died at the scene.