PARKSTON, S.D. (KELO) — A Parkston teenager has died and three teenagers are seriously injured after a single-vehicle rollover crash on Thursday.
According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, the 15-year-old driver died at the scene.
A small truck was northbound on 409th Avenue around 2:36 p.m. The driver swerved to miss a mud hole in the road and lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch and rolled many times before catching fire.
Three passengers, all 16-years-old or younger, were not wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Two were airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital and another was transported to the Parkston hospital.
The crash is under investigation.
On social media, the Parkston Police Department said the community has “taken a hit today.”