Authorities identify 5 people killed South Dakota car crash
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota authorities have released the names of five people killed in a crash after a driver failed to stop for police and hit another vehicle.
Authorities say the accident happened Wednesday when a Yankton police officer tried to stop an Acura Integra on Highway 50 near Yankton when its headlights shut off. The Acura crossed into oncoming lanes, hitting a Nissan.
The Highway Patrol says two Sioux Falls men were in the Acura. The driver, 29-year-old Michael Worlie, and the passenger, Joshua Odens, 27, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Three people in the Nissan also died. The patrol identified them as 40-year-old Tawna Lichty-Reineke, 43-year-old Chad Reineke, and 10-year-old Janicka Luschen.
The Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old girl also suffered life-threatening injuries.