Sioux Falls woman identified as victim of Friday fatal crash near Tea
The South Dakota Highway Patrol said snow and ice caused the Dodge Durango to cross the center line.
TEA, S.D. — A Sioux Falls woman has been identified as the victim who died Friday morning in a weather-related crash southeast of Tea.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol named 71-year-old Kathryn Thoreson, of Sioux Falls, as the driver killed in the crash, in which authorities say snow and ice was a factor.
The crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, along a stretch of 276th Street roughly four miles southeast of Tea. Preliminary crash information released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that Thoreson was driving westbound when a section of snow and ice caused her 2006 Dodge Durango to cross the center line.
The Durango then collided head-on with an eastbound 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer.
Thoreson was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the semi, 32-year-old Travis Grave, of Tea, was not injured in the crash, and was wearing a seat belt.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.