- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a 25-year-old woman who was killed when she lost control of the pickup truck she was driving on a snow-covered and icy highway two miles west of Sturgis.

The victim is identified as Melissa Carter of Black Hawk.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Carter was heading east on Interstate 90 just after 9 a.m. Thursday when the pickup entered the median and overturned. The patrol says Carter, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the truck and died.

Weather conditions at the time included blowing snow.

The crash remains under investigation.


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