Deadly Weekend on South Dakota Highways
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — A 57-year-old man is dead after a minivan crash near Mitchell.
Authorities say the man was driving a Dodge Caravan early Saturday northeast of Mitchell when he lost control and rolled the van into a field. The driver, who was the only occupant, was not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the van and died at the scene.
The name of the victim was not immediately released. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Meanwhile, a two-vehicle crash in Beadle County over the weekend killed a 25-year-old man.
The Highway Patrol says the man was driving a pickup truck that crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 14 and collided head-on with another pickup Sunday afternoon. He was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he later died.
The other driver suffered minor injuries. Neither man was immediately identified.
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