Three-vehicle crash investigation underway

One person sustained life-threatening injuries in a three vehicle crash Wednesday morning near Dimock.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says around 9:45 am the driver of a 2013 Ford Escape was stopped in the northbound lane of SD Highway 37 near mile marker 59 waiting for oncoming traffic to clear to turn into a private driveway. A 2009 Ford van was also traveling northbound on SD Highway 37 and collided with the Escape, sending it into the southbound lane of traffic.

A 2019 Peterbilt fuel truck was traveling southbound at this location and collided with the Ford Escape in the southbound lane. The Ford van came to rest in the middle of the highway. The Ford Escape came to rest in the northbound lane and the fuel truck came to rest on the west shoulder of the roadway.

The driver and four minor-age passengers of the Ford van were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Ford Escape was transported to a nearby health center with non-life-threatening injuries, while her passenger was taken to a nearby hospital and then flown to a Sioux Falls hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. The driver of the fuel truck sustained minor injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

The names of the people involved have not been released.