July 07, 2018 11:53 AM
Authorities in South Dakota have identified the five people killed in a crash on the Fourth of July.
ABC affiliate KSFY reports the occupants of one vehicle -- 29-year-old Michael Worlie and 27-year-old Joshua Odens -- were from Sioux Falls. The occupants of the other vehicle -- 40-year-old Tawna Lichty-Reineke, 43-year-old Chad Reineke and 10-year-old Janicka Luschen -- were from Yankton.
All five were pronounced dead at the scene.
A 12-year-old girl riding in the second vehicle was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Worlie and Odens were not wearing their seat belts. All occupants in the second car were wearing them, KSFY reported.
The crash occurred around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday near Yankton, about 80 miles southeast of Sioux Falls.
A Yankton police officer was trying to stop an Acura Integra -- driven by Worlie -- on Highway 50 when the car's headlights shut off and it crossed into oncoming lanes, colliding with a Nissan Sentra driven by Lichty-Reineke.
KSFY & The Associated Press
Created: July 07, 2018 11:53 AM
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