What: Two-vehicle fatal crash
Where: Interstate 29, mile post 79, 0.1 mile south of 12th Street
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 10:14 a.m.
Driver 1: Jeremy Johnson, 27, Sioux Falls, S.D., fatal injuries
Vehicle 1: 1986 Crown Victoria
Driver 2: Loren Converse, 72, Arlington, S.D., minor injuries
Passenger 1: Rebecca Converse, 72, Arlington, S.D., minor injuries
Vehicle 2: 2012 Buick Enclave
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls, S.D., man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Jeremy Johnson, 27, of Sioux Falls was driving a 1986 Ford Crown Victoria northbound on Interstate 29. He lost control of his vehicle, entered the median and then proceeded to slide sideways before entering the southbound driving lanes of I-29. After entering the southbound lanes of I-29, his vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a 2012 Buick Enclave in the middle lane driven by Loren Converse, 72, of Arlington, S.D. Upon impact, the Crown Victoria was split in half, the driver was ejected from his seat and he sustained fatal injuries. The driver was not wearing a seat-belt. Both halves of the Crown Victoria caught on fire. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue extinguished the flames.
Converse and his passenger, Rebecca Converse, 72, of Arlington, S.D. sustained minor injuries; they were wearing seat-belts.
All parties were transported to the hospital.
No further information is immediately available.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Sioux Falls Police Dept., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and the South Dakota Department of Transportation assisted.