UPDATE: Names of 5 killed in July 4th Yankton crash released
JULY 7, 2018: South Dakota Highway Patrol has released more information in the crash that killed 5 people in Yankton on July 4th.
According to the investigation, a Yankton police officer was attempting to pull over a 1996 Acura Integra that was traveling east on Highway 50.
During the pursuit, the Integra turned off its headlights and crossed into westbound traffic, colliding with a 2010 Nissan Sentra.
The two people in the Integra, the driver, 29-year-old Michael Worlie, and the passenger, Joshua Odens, 27, both from Sioux Falls, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Three of the four occupants in the Sentra were also killed in the crash, the driver, 40-year-old Tawna Lichty-Reineke, and two passengers -- Chad Reineke, 43, and Janicka Luschen, 10, all from Yankton.
A 12-year-old female, also in the Sentra, was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital where she remains hospitalized with life-threatening condition.
Her name is not being released at this time.
All four occupants in the Sentra were wearing seatbelts.
The accident still remains under investigation.
JULY 4, 2018: Five people died and another seriously injured early Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.
Just after 1:00 AM, A Yankton city police officer was attempting to stop a 1996 Acura Integra which was traveling east on South Dakota Highway 50.
The Integra shut off its headlights and crossed onto the westbound lanes where it collided with a westbound 2010 Nissan Sentra
Both occupants of the Acura Integra were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say neither were wearing seatbelts.
Three of the four occupants in the Nissan Sentra also died as a result of the crash.
The fourth occupant, a 12-year-old female, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt. It is unknown how many of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.
South Dakota's Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Names are not being released pending notification of families.