- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

VOLGA, S.D. (AP) - A woman is dead and a man is seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash in eastern South Dakota.

The state Highway Patrol says the 34-year-old man lost control of his car shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday as he was heading east on U.S. Highway 14 near Volga. The car crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound pickup truck.

The car’s driver sustained serious injuries that the Highway Patrol says are not threatening his life. He was taken to a hospital. His passenger, the 34-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup’s two occupants were not injured.

The Highway Patrol says the pickup’s passenger was the only person involved in the crash who was wearing a seatbelt.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the names of the drivers and passengers.

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