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Head-On Crash Victims Identified

August 3, 2011, 12:52 PM

Head-On Crash Victims Identified
A ten-year-old child was one of the five people who died in a fiery head-on crash north of Reliance Tuesday.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of the victims in the two cars that collided on a rural road around 3:00 p.m. as they came to the top of a hill.

Two juvenile passengers in the Toyota Corolla were thrown from the vehicle and survived the crash. Two others in the Oldsmobile Cutlass also survived.

Oldsmobile Cutlass:
Driver: Tessa J. Crane, 18, of Lower Brule has serious non-life threatening injuries
Passenger 1: Caleb D. Mills, 22, of Lower Brule has minor injuries
Passenger 2: Jesse Hawk Wing, 35, of Lower Brule was killed

Toyota Corolla
Driver: Gabriella D. Laroche, 18, of Lower Brule was killed
Passenger 1: Truman R. Armell, 33, of Winnebago, NE, was killed
Passenger 2: Alvina J. Johnson, 32, of Lower Brule, was killed
Passenger 3: Deja Sazue, 10, of Lower Brule, was killed
Passenger 4: 10-year-old boy from Lower Brule has serious, non-life threatening injuries
Passenger 5: 3-year-old boy from Lower Brule has serious, non-life threatening injuries

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The South Dakota Highway Patrol corrected the spelling of a victim's name.

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