Three people, including an infant, were killed Friday evening in a two-car crash west of Bowdle, South Dakota.
South Dakota Highway Patrol says Michael Muonio, 24, of Battle Ground, WA, was driving eastbound on Hwy 12 just west of Bowdle when he veered into the westbound lane of traffic. His vehicle struck a pick up driven by 65 year old Kasper Unser of Ipswich. Unser suffered serious, but non life threatening injuries.
Muonio was killed in the crash, along with two of the three passengers in his car. Ryann Muonio, 21, also of Battle Ground, WA, sustained serious, non life threatening injuries. Lorissa Marie Bellikka, 19, of Aberdeen was killed in the crash. She and Ryann Muonio's six-month old daughter Rula was also killed in the crash.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Edmunds County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Bowdle Fire and Ambulance, Selby Fire and Ambulance, Selby Police Department and Avera St. Lukes Care Flight assisted.