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.