CUSTER COUNTY, S.D. – One person died Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Custer County.
Preliminary crash information indicates a 2003 Ford Escape was traveling eastbound on US Hwy 16A near mile marker 33 around 5:00p.m. The Ford was negotiating a left curve, slid on the slick road, and entered the oncoming lane. A 1973 Porsche 911 was traveling westbound at the same time and location. The front of the Ford struck the driver’s side of the Porsche.
The Ford spun around and came to rest on the highway. The Porsche entered the ditch and came to rest against a tree.
The 16-year-old male driver of the 2003 Ford Escape sustained minor injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.
The 66-year-old male driver of the 1973 Porsche 911 sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.
The 64-year-old female passenger of the Porsche sustained minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of family members.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.