The South Dakota Highway Patrol has yet to release the name of a 56-year old woman killed Thursday afternoon when her small SUV rear-ended a garbage truck on Hwy 79 near Hermosa.
The Highway Patrol says the garbage truck was northbound 5 miles north of Hermosa about 2:20 when the driver slowed to make a right turn onto a county road. The SUV failed to slow and hit the back of the truck
The woman driving the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene while the 32-year old male garbage truck driver was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt; it’s not known if the woman was. The Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash.