2 people killed in crash near Flandreau IDed
April 9, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CDT
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Nebraska woman and a 9-year-old girl who died after the car in which they were riding hit a bridge guardrail on Interstate 29 north of Flandreau.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports that 30-year-old Nyapan Wiliam Nyuon and 9-year-old Nyagan Athena Lia, both of Omaha, Neb., were killed when the northbound car hit the bridge guard rail, spun and landed on the shoulder of the road that ran below the bridge just after 7 a.m. Sunday
The women were thrown from the car. A 23-year-old woman who was also in the car suffered serious injuries. The patrol says none of them were wearing seat belts.
Moody County accident victims identified
A Nebraska woman and a 9-year-old girl died and a third person was seriously injured Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, two miles north of the Flandreau exit.
Nyapan W. Nyuon, 30, of Omaha was driving a northbound 1990 Honda Accord that lost control and skidded. The vehicle struck the east-side bridge guard rail, spun and landed on the shoulder of the road below the bridge. Nyuon and Nyagan Athena Lia, 9, died at the scene. Another passenger, Nyakong Tap Lia, 23, of Omaha, was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital with serious injuries.
None of the occupants was wearing seat belts.