November 6, 2019


BRANDT, S.D.–Two men sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash on Interstate 29 in Deuel County Tuesday. 

Tony Mangan with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety tells KWAT News it happened just after 3:00 p.m. at mile marker 154, eighteen miles north of Brookings.

A car was northbound when it hit a patch of ice on a bridge deck. The car slid across the median and into the southbound lanes, where it was struck by a semi.

The driver of the car, a 25 year-old man, was taken to the Brookings Hospital and later transferred to Sioux Falls with life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the car, a 27 year-old man, also sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Brookings Hospital.

The 43 year-old man driving the semi had minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital in Clear Lake. 

Neither occupant of the car was wearing a seat belt. Both were ejected. 

Authorities say the car ended up in the ditch, and the semi came to rest in a corn field. 

The names of those involved were not released.