Driver, passenger killed in two-vehicle crash on I-229
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A two-vehicle accident on an icy Sioux Falls interstate killed two people and injured another Tuesday morning, authorities say.
The crash took place on I-229 near the 10th Street exit around 11 am.
Authorities say a 2002 Kia Sport was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver began to lose control of the vehicle. A northbound 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, which was behind the Kia Sport, moved to the left lane, but that driver also began to lose control, and the vehicles collided.
The pickup entered the center median and rolled. The two occupants, the 70-year-old male driver, and the 72-year-old male passenger were not wearing seat belts and were thrown from the vehicle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.
The driver of the Kia, a 39-year-old man, received serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital.
Authorities say charges are pending and that the investigation is ongoing.
Traffic on northbound lanes of I-229 was impacted by the crash investigation into Tuesday afternoon.
A winter weather system moved into southeast South Dakota Tuesday morning, dropping freezing rain and snow in the Sioux Falls area. Dakota News Now has received reports of several accidents.
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