16-year-old dies in Grant County accident

Deadly accident near Milbank.
Deadly accident near Milbank.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 9:12 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -A teen died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Milbank.

Names of the two people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a 2008 Buick Lucerne was southbound on 482nd Avenue when it crossed the center line into the northbound lane and collided with a northbound 2014 Kenworth T800 semi-truck and trailer.

The 16-year-old boy driving the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say they his seat belt use is unknown. The 32-year-old man driving the semi-truck, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.

The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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