Near Wanblee, SD
Five people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a crash in southwestern South Dakota, according to Pennington County fire officials.
The crash happened Saturday evening on Hwy. 44 between Interior and Wanblee, SD.
The only survivor in the car was a 16-month-old baby boy.
One of the victims was a firefighter with the Wanblee Volunteer Fire Department.
The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Ashton Standing Bear, 30-year-old Tawni Wilcox (she was six-months pregnant), 7-year-old Jaceya Cummings, 5-year-old Micah Cummings and Devin Conquering Bear (age unknown).
The survivor was the son of Wilcox. He was taken to Rapid City Regional hospital with a broken collarbone and a fractured skull.
Several people who died were related to the Wanblee Volunteer Fire Chief Jon
The vehicle hit a semi-tractor trailer head-on, officials tell KELOLAND News.
The driver and passenger of the semi were not injured.
Cards and flowers can be sent to the Interior Fire Department:
C/O Wanblee VFD
PO BOX 35
INTERIOR, SD 57750-0035
The investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story.
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