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July 18, 2016 04:28 PM

Five People Killed In Crash Near White River

Five people, including a baby, died in a crash west of White River on Sunday.

The Mellette County Sheriff's office says two vehicles collided around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highways 44 and 63.  A pickup from Wisconsin was westbound on Highway 44 when it crashed with a vehicle carrying seven people.  Five of the people in the car died.  Their names haven't been released pending notification of family. 

A sixth passenger is in the intensive care unit of an area hospital, while a girl was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom says the three women in the pickup were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown.

The sheriff's office says the pickup had the right of way as there is a stop sign on Highway 63.

Authorities are still investigating the crash.  

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