Centerville Teen Dies In 3 Vehicle Crash
by KDLT News
November 23, 2013 3:46 PM
A 16 year-old from Centerville died in a three vehicle crash just west of Beresford Friday night.
According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident happened on SD Highway 46 at around 7:30 p.m.
They say Peter Auch was driving east and 54-year-old Diane Robertson of Wagner was driving west on Highway 46. Eighteen-year-old Dillon Buchanan of Irene was traveling behind Robertson's vehicle. Buchanan's passenger was 18-year-old Jacob Halldorson of Madison, Minn.
Buchanan attempted to pass Robertson and as he moved into the eastbound lane. Auch's vehicle was occupying the lane. Buchanan swerved left and struck a guardrail cable. The passenger side of his vehicle struck the center of the passenger's side of Auch's vehicle head on. Auch's vehicle then spun into the path of Robertson's vehicle which struck Auch's driver's side door.
Auch was air-lifted to Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls. He was wearing a seat-belt during the crash, but sustained fatal injuries. Robertson was wearing a seat-belt and sustained minor injuries during the crash. Buchanan and Halldorson were not wearing seat-belts. Buchanan was treated and released from the hospital. Halldorson sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.