Sioux Falls, S.D. (KELO-AM) - Three people died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 about nine miles west of Bowdle, S.D. on Friday.
Michael Alan Muonio, 24, of Battle Ground, Wash., was driving a 2007 Honda Civic eastbound on Highway 12. The vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and struck a 1995 Ford F150 pickup driven by Kasper C. Unser, 65, of Ipswich, S.D. Muonio died at the scene. Unser received serious injuries and was taken to a Bowdle hospital. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Two passengers in the Muonio vehicle, 19-year-old Lorissa Marie Bellikka of Aberdeen, S.D., and a six-month-old infant, also died in the crash. A third passenger, 21-year-old Ryann Lynn Muonio of Battle Ground, Wash., received serious injuries. The infant is the daughter of Michael and Ryann Muonio.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Edmunds County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, Bowdle Fire and Ambulance, Selby Fire and Ambulance, Selby Police Department and Avera St. Lukes Care Flight assisted.