One Person Dies in Crash West of Madison

 One person died early Saturday morning in a two vehicle crash 12 miles west of Madison, S.D.

 Preliminary crash information indicates a 2017 Chevrolet Cruz was traveling east on S.D. Highway 81.  A 2007 Ford F-250 was traveling west on S.D. Highway 81.  The Cruz entered the oncoming lane of travel and collided with the F-250.

 The 83-year-old male driver of the Chevrolet Cruz sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

 The 22-year-old female driver of the Ford F-250 was not injured.  There were 3 passengers in the F-250, all male and all aged 21.  They were all wearing seatbelts. Two of the passengers sustained minor injuries while the 3rd sustained serious non-life threatening injuries

 The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of family members. South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.