MURDO, S.D. (KELO-AM) - A Mitchell, S.D., woman died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 83 south of Murdo on Sunday, March 31.
Terri Ann Kowall, 54, was driving north in a 2011 Jeep Compass when the vehicle went out of control, crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a southbound 2001 Chevrolet 2500 HD pickup driven by Ian Matthew Moriarty, 28, of Rapid City, S.D. Moriarty attempted to move to the right shoulder of the highway but was unable to avoid the crash.
Kowall was dead at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt. Moriarty was taken to a Rapid City hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Jones County Sheriff’s Office and Jones County Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance assisted.