5 individuals including pregnant woman die in reservation crash

Sunday, May 28, 2017|1:51 p.m.

WANBLEE, S.D. (AP)– Authorities state five individuals consisting of a pregnant lady have actually died in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.

It took place Saturday night on Highway 44, around 5 miles west of Wanblee.

Pennington County Fire Administrator Jerome Harvey informs KNBN-TV the victims remained in a lorry that crossed the center line and clashed head-on with a semi-tractor trailer.

The station says the victims were identified as 21-year-old Ashton Standing Bear; 7-year-old Jaceya Cummings; 5-year-old Micah Cummings; Devin Overcoming Bear, whose age was unknown; and 30-year-old Tawni Wilcox, who was 6 months pregnant. A child in the car endured and was taken to a Rapid City health center.

The driver and a traveler in the semi were unhurt.

Wanblee is about 100 miles southeast of Rapid City.

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