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One person killed in two vehicle crash in Hughes County

PIERRE, S.D. – One person died Friday evening in a two vehicle crash in Hughes County.

The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2023 Chevy 2500 and a Jeep collided head-on on SD 1804 near mile marker 260, 11 miles north of Pierre, SD. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The 19-year-old male driver of the Jeep was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Seatbelt use is under investigation.

The 27-year-old male driver of the 2023 Chevy 2500 sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.

He was wearing a seatbelt.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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