- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

CEDAR BUTTE, S.D. (AP) - Authorities in western South Dakota say five people are dead following a weekend crash.

Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom says two vehicles collided around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Dakota Highways 44 and 63 on the western end of the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

Blom says a pickup truck with three occupants from Wisconsin was westbound on Highway 44 when it collided with a mid-size sedan with seven occupants heading north on Highway 63. He says the circumstances surrounding the crash are still unclear.

Blom says five of the car’s occupants, including a baby, died in the crash. A sixth passenger is in the intensive care unit of an area hospital, while a girl was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Blom says the three women in the pickup were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown.

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