Two dead after pickup collides with train near Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — Two people have died and a third is seriously injured after a pickup truck collided with a train near Harrisburg.

The South Dakota State Patrol says Thursday that the crash happened before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The state patrol says preliminary information indicates that the driver of the pickup did not yield at a railroad crossing and collided with a train.

Two passengers in the truck — a 45-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl — died at the scene. The 44-year-old man who was driving the pickup suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Authorities say he may face criminal charges.

December 9, 2022