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2 adults, 1 juvenile killed in fatal two-vehicle crash in southeast South Dakota

SCOTLAND, S.D. – The names have been released of the two adults and one juvenile who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday in Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says at about 8:45 a.m. on November 1 a crash occurred near the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 24, two miles south of Scotland.

Authorities say a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was traveling westbound when it failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle entered the intersection and collided with a southbound GMC Sierra pickup with an attached trailer. The pickup did not have a stop sign.

According to a press release, all three fatalities were occupants in the Pontiac Bonneville. The two passengers were 10-year-old Aileen Marsharl of Wagner, South Dakota, and 64-year-old Purcell Provost of Sioux Falls.

Marsharl was sitting in the backseat and was thrown from the vehicle and Provost was sitting in the front passenger seat. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, neither of them were wearing a seatbelt.

Paperwork shows that the driver, 72-year-old William Petershagen of Sioux Falls, received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Petershagen died on Sunday. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Officials say the driver of the pickup, 26-year-old Jacob Warembourg, received minor injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the Scotland clinic.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Dean Welte

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