UPDATE: Authorities identify victims of deadly high speed chase near Yankton

May 12, 2023

YANKTON, S.D.–Two of the three occupants in a car that struck a semi near Yankton during a high speed chase Wednesday have been identified by the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office.

The two people who died at the scene were 27-year-old Anna Selwyn and 26-year-old Gabriel Ortega, both from Sioux City, Iowa.

A third person in the car sustained life-threatening injuries. Their name has not been released.

The chase began when a Highway Patrolman attempted to stop the car they were in, but the driver refused to pull over.

The crash with the semi occurred on South Dakota Highway 50.