A two vehicle crash resulted in the deaths of three people and a fourth with serious injuries on Friday, August 23. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 85 about 23 miles south of Lead.
Jennifer Ann Werts, 28, of Torrington, WY was driving northbound in a 1957 Chevrolet when the vehicle left the roadway on the east shoulder. Upon returning to the roadway, the Chevrolet crossed the centerline and struck a 2003 Acura driven by Tracy A. Sunde, 68, of Turlock, CA who was driving in the southbound lane.
Werts was pronounced dead at the scene as was her passenger, Andrew Eugene Tollman, 38, of Lusk, WY. Neither was wearing their seatbelt.
Tracy Sunde’s passenger, Patricia Smith Sunde, 66, of Turlock, CA, died at the scene. Tracy received serious injuries and was transported to a Rapid City hospital. Both were wearing their seatbelts.
No further information is available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.