HERMOSA | A 47-year-old woman has died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning about 4 miles east of Hermosa.
The 44-year-old man driving the vehicle and another passenger, a 34-year-old man, both received life-threatening injuries, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
The names of the people involved are not being released, pending notification of families.
According to the highway patrol, a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander was westbound on Highway 40 at 11:30 a.m. when the vehicle drifted off the roadway and the driver lost control. The vehicle went across both lanes of the roadway, into the south ditch and rolled.
Both passengers and a small puppy were ejected from the vehicle. The driver remained in the vehicle.
All three were taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital, where the female passenger died Sunday morning. The puppy was taken to a Rapid City veterinarian.
Highway patrol is investigating whether seat belts were used. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Battle Creek Ambulance also responded.