DEADWOOD | Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash Sunday night that sent five people to the hospital.
Tateum Moss, 37, of Beulah, Wyo., had just left Deadwood and was headed north on U.S. Highway 85 shortly before 9 p.m. when she "failed to negotiate a curve, overcorrected to the left, causing her vehicle to slide into the southbound lane,” Tony Mangan, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday afternoon.
Moss’s 2008 Toyota Camry struck a southbound 2004 Honda Accord driven by a 42-year-old woman from Lead, said Mangan, who declined to identify that driver.
Moss, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to a Spearfish hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Meanwhile, a passenger in Moss’s vehicle, 34-year-old Matthew Gabel, also of Beulah, was transported by Life Flight to a Rapid City hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the state Highway Patrol reported. It's not clear if Gabel had been wearing a seat belt, Mangan said.
The driver of the Honda, as well as two 13-year-old female passengers, all of whom were wearing seat belts, were taken to a Deadwood hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Mangan said.
Assisting at the accident scene were the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Deadwood Police Department and Deadwood EMS. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.