5 Die in Crash Near White River

Five people, including a baby, died in a crash west of White River on Sunday.

The Mellette County Sheriff’s Office says two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 44 and 63.

A pickup from Wisconsin was westbound on Highway 44 when it crashed with a vehicle carrying seven people. Five of the people in the car died. Their names have not been released pending notification of family.

The sheriff’s office said the pickup had the right of way as there is a stop sign on Highway 63.

Authorities are still investigating the crash.

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