17-year-old boy killed in crash outside of Parkston

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

A teenage boy has died Thursday night outside of Parkston, after the driver of a vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a deer and lost control, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

The driver, 17, was driving a 2006 Chrysler Sebring about 7:15 p.m. northbound on 417th Avenue, according to the Highway Patrol. He lost control of the car and it went into a ditch, hit a tree and rolled.

The 17-year-old passenger was not wearing a seal belt and was transported to the Parkston hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Highway Patrol. The driver, who was wearing his seat belt, received minor injuries.

Charges are pending against the driver, according to Highway Patrol. The agency is still investigating the crash.

Neither 17-year-old has been identified, pending family notification, according to Highway Patrol.

Follow Annie Todd on Twitter @AnnieTodd96. Reach out to her with tips, questions and other community news at atodd@argusleader.com or give her a call at 605-215-3757.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: 17-year-old boy killed in one-vehicle crash outside of Parkston.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting