LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has released an update on a three-vehicle crash involving a semi rollover on Interstate 29 Friday afternoon.
Officials say weather is thought to have been a factor in the crash.
According to the release, a car was heading north on I-29 when the driver lost control. The vehicle crossed through the median and drove onto the southbound lanes. Officials say the car collided with a southbound Jeep and semi truck with a trailer. They say all three vehicles came to a stop in the west ditch.
Authorities say there were two women in the car– the driver suffered from life-threatening injuries and the passenger had non-life threatening injuries. Neither of them were wearing seat belts.
The occupants of the Jeep and the semi both received serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Officials say they were wearing seat belts. All four were taken by ambulance to Sioux Falls hospitals.
The southbound driving lane was closed for about an hour. Traffic was still able to move on the southbound passenger lane, according to the release.
Officials are still working to pull the semi out of the ditch.
The Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Original story posted at 3 p.m. CT
Law enforcement in Lincoln County are responding to a three-vehicle crash involving a semi rollover on I-29 Friday afternoon
According to a Facebook post from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-29 north of the Beresford exit. They say a secondary crash has happened north of the first crash.
A KELOLAND News photographer in the area says he saw four ambulances leaving the scene; the South Dakota Department of Public Safety confirms four people were hurt in the crash.
Officials say traffic backed up for several miles as the southbound driving lane had to be closed for an hour.
Authorities believe weather was a factor in the crash.