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UPDATE: Three people dead after two-vehicle crash outside Sturgis

Around 2 p.m., officers responded to the accident on Interstate 90 between Whitewood and Sturgis.
Around 2 p.m., officers responded to the accident on Interstate 90 between Whitewood and Sturgis.(Jeff Voss)
Published: Oct. 6, 2020 at 4:36 PM CDT
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STURGIS, S.D. (KOTA) - UPDATE, 8:37 a.m.

Three men died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Sturgis.

A 2016 Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it was rear-ended by a 2015 Maserati Ghibli.

All three occupants of the Maserati were pronounced dead at the scene. All three were wearing seat belts.

The two occupants of the semi-truck, the 77-year-old male driver and the 74-year-old female passenger, were not injured. The driver was wearing a seat belt and the passenger was not.

Names of the people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this time.

The Highway Patrol says they will be releasing more information about the crash later tonight.

A fatal crash left multiple people dead after a vehicle crash in Lawrence County Tuesday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., officers responded to the accident on Interstate 90 between Whitewood and Sturgis. Allegedly, the vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck at a high speed.

Traffic is backed up while officers are on-scene.

The Highway Patrol says they will be releasing more information about the crash later tonight.

We will update the story as we learn more.

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