5 Killed in South Dakota Crash Identified

5 Killed in South Dakota Crash Identified Photo: KSTP

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.


RELATED: 5 People Dead, 1 Seriously Injured in South Dakota Car Crash

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

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company


Omar spotlights shutdown effect on airport screeners, others

Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

Walz, criminal justice reform leaders to unveil new legislation regarding veterans

Vehicle crashes after brief police chase in Minneapolis

Snow slows AM commute in the metro

High court lets military implement transgender restrictions