Fatal SUV collides with semi near Wallace

Wallace, SD (Dakota News Now) – One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Wallace on Tuesday morning.

According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, preliminary crash data indicates a 2019 GMC Terrain SUV was westbound on South Dakota Highway 20 when the SUV crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound Kenworth semi-tractor and trailer. collided .

The 32-year-old driver of the SUV died at the scene. His seat belt use is under investigation. The 33-year-old driver of the semi-tractor trailer was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.

That stretch of Highway 20 was closed to traffic for about five hours.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The names of the two people involved have not been released pending notification of family members. All information released so far is preliminary only.

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