One woman died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Brookings.

Names of the two people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol it happened shortly before 11:00 am, one mile south of Brookings. An SUV was stationery in the driving lane of Interstate 29 when it was rear-ended by semi truck and tanker. The SUV was pushed into the east ditch and came to rest against a sign. The truck and tanker also went into the east ditch, traveled across a service road and came to rest on the railroad tracks.

The 40-year-old female driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The 39-year-old male truck driver sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Brookings hospital. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.


November 17, 2022