Fatal crash Friday at Carlos Corners
A two-vehicle crash at Carlos Corners Friday afternoon killed one of the drivers - an 18-year-old woman from Milbank, South Dakota, according to new information released from the State Patrol.
The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 29 and County Roads 13 and 42, seven miles north of Alexandria at about 3:30 p.m.
The collision involved a four-door Chevrolet Celebrity and a semitrailer carrying a load of dirt or gravel. The 18-year-old driver of the Chevrolet was westbound on County Road 13, stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded onto Highway 29 to go south, turning in front of the northbound semitruck, according to the State Patrol.
The semitruck struck the Chevrolet on the driver's side, jack-knifed and tipped over, spilling its load onto the highway.
The driver of the Chevrolet died at the scene. The State Patrol has not yet released the name of the victim pending notification of family members.
The driver of the semi, Gordon Bartels, 45, of Eagle Bend, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were traveling alone.
Traffic through the crash area was reduced to one lane to allow clean-up crews and rescue units to respond.
The Carlos Fire Department, First Responders, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, North Ambulance and the State Patrol all responded to the crash.