Elderly woman dies in head-on crash

OELRICHS, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A 72-year-old woman was killed and two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon east of Oelrichs.

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members.

According to a Department of Public Safety release, the woman was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when she crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. She started to get back in her lane when an oncoming pickup driver, attempting to avoid a crash, also crossed over the lane, hitting the car.

A 72-year-old woman who was a passenger in the pickup has life-threatening injuries. The 69-year-old man driving the pickup has minor injuries.

U.S. Highway 18 was closed for about two hours.