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UPDATE: 21 year old woman killed in Yankton County rollover identified

21 year old woman killed in Yankton County rollover

UPDATE: A Sisseton, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Yankton.

Authorities say a 1998 Ford Explorer was northbound on U.S. Highway 81 when the driver, Stephen Lufkins, 23, of Sisseton, S.D., failed to stay in his lane and crossed over the centerline.

Lufkin lost control when he swerved after coming into contact with a southbound vehicle.

The Explorer went across the southbound lane and into the west ditch where it rolled.

The 21-year-old female passenger, Lucille Casiano, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Both occupants in the SUV were not wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the vehicle.

Charges are pending against Lufkins.

Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen has confirmed that the SUV had been stolen from a residence in Yankton earlier in the day.


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One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night north of Yankton.

SD Highway Patrol says a 1998 Ford Explorer was northbound on U.S. Highway 81, when the driver failed to stay in the lane and crossed over the center line into the southbound lane, just after 7:00 pm on Sunday night.

The driver lost control when he swerved after he came into contact with a southbound vehicle.

The Explorer went across the southbound lane and into the west ditch where it rolled.

Police say occupants were not wearing seat belts and were thrown from the vehicle.

The 21-year-old female woman passenger was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The 23-year-old male driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to a Yankton hospital.

Charges are pending against the driver.

South Dakota's Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

The names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of families.

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