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Teen driver, two adults die when vehicle collides with semi on icy SD road

PARKSTON, S.D. –  A 16-year-old and two adults died early Saturday morning after their vehicle collided with a semi truck over the weekend in southeast South Dakota.

Names of the people involved were not being released until Tuesday by state officials pending notification of family members.

The  2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by the teen was northbound on South Dakota Highway 37 four miles south of Parkston about 7 a.m. when he lost control on the ice-covered road. The vehicle went across the center line and collided with a southbound 2016 Peterbilt semi truck.

Pronounced dead at the scene were all three of the car’s occupants – the teen and two passengers, a 49-year-old man and 48-year-old woman. All three were wearing seatbelts.

The semi-truck driver, a 77-year-old man, was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.  

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.