Young woman killed in crash near Yankton

A 19-year-old female died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash north of Yankton.

Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family.

A car was southbound on U.S. Highway 81 when it crossed the center line and collided with a northbound semi tractor and trailer.

The 19-year-old female driver of the car was taken by ambulance to a Yankton hospital. She was later airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.

The 64-year-old male driver of semi sustained minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Yankton hospital. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


March 22, 2021