A Centerville, South Dakota teen is killed in a three-vehicle crash on Friday
evening about three miles west of Beresford.
Sixteen-year-old Peter Auch of Centerville, was driving an eastbound car
on Highway 46. An S-U-V driven by 54-year-old Diane Robertson of Wagner
was westbound. A third vehicle, a car driven by 18-year-old Dillon Buchanan
of Irene was westbound behind Robertson's S-U-V.
Buchanan tried to pass Robertson as Auch's Grand Am was approaching.
Buchanan swerved left and hit a guardrail cable. His car then struck Auch's
vehicle. That collision spun Auch's vehicle into the path of Robertson's S-U-V.
Auch was air-lifted to Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls. He sustained
Robertson sustained minor injuries during the crash. Buchanan and her
passenger were not wearing seat-belts. Buchanan was treated and released
from the hospital. The passenger sustained serious but non-life threatening