UNION COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — An investigation is underway following a fatal two-vehicle crash two miles south of Elk Point Friday night.
One person died and two others were injured in the crash that occurred around 6:20 p.m. Friday night.
A Ford F-150 pickup was southbound when the driver lost control due to icy road conditions. The vehicle went across the median and into the northbound lanes where it collided head-on with a northbound 2016 GMC Yukon.
The 57-year-old male driver of the pickup was partially ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 58-year-old female passenger of the pickup suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Vermillion hospital.
The 49-year-old male driver of the Yukon sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a Sioux City, Iowa hospital.
All three people involved were wearing seat belts.
The crash is being investigated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.