Three Killed in Crash South of Newcastle
Edgemont, SD. – At approximately 4:25 PM, on Sunday, a Mercury traveling eastbound on US Hwy 18, towards the South Dakota state-line collided head-on with an Audi traveling westbound.
According to investigators, the driver of the Mercury attempted to pass an eastbound vehicle and collided with the Audi.
Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway resulting in a complete blockage.
The victims of the crash have been identified as Cheyanne Cummings, age 22, and Lilly Johnson, age 19, both of South Dakota. 52-year-old Karen Swindler of Texas also died in the crash.
The crash is under investigation, with driver inattention being considered as a contributing factor.