BRANDON, S.D. (KSFY) - UPDATED: 5:24 p.m.
One person has died following a four-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on I-90, northwest of Brandon.
South Dakota Highway Patrol said a 2014 Chevrolet Impala, a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2013 GMC Terrain were westbound on I-90 and slowing down to merge into one lane due to road construction.
Authorities said a 2011 Peterbilt Conventional box truck was also westbound, moved over to the passing lane and then swerved back into the driving lane after hitting the GMC Terrain. The truck then rear-ended the Jeep Grand Cherokee and pushed the Chevrolet Impala into the grass median. The truck then went into the grass median, across the eastbound lanes and came to rest in the south ditch of the eastbound lanes.
The 22-year-old female driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was pronounced dead at the scene. The 57-year-old female driver of the GMC Terrain suffered serious non-life threatening injuries, and the 34-year-old female passenger of the truck sustained minor injuries. Both were transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. The other two drivers were not injured.
Authorities said seatbelts appeared to have been used by all of those involved. Charges are pending against the truck driver.
Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.
A portion of Interstate 90 in southeast South Dakota temporarily closed due to an accident Tuesday morning.
The accident took place around 8:15 a.m. west of the Brandon exit.
Department of Public Safety Spokesman Tony Mangan says I-90 closed at mile marker 405 due to the crash. Traffic flow in both lanes resumed just before 9 a.m., though authorities are advising caution in the area until the crash is cleaned up.
There is no word yet on injuries in the crash. A medical helicopter landed at the scene of the crash around 8:45 a.m.