Maine woman among 3 killed in South Dakota accident

Posted Oct. 05, 2010, at 2:52 p.m.

TRENT, S.D. — A two-vehicle crash in eastern South Dakota killed three people from three states.

The Highway Patrol says they were passengers in a pickup truck that collided with a commercial truck about 5:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of two Moody County roads northeast of Trent.

Killed were 48-year-old Margaret Trost of St. Cloud, Minn.; 48-year-old Mary Mitchell of Union, Maine; and Heather Perkins of Jacksonville, Fla.

The patrol did not immediately know Perkins’ age. The patrol says the victims were related but it’s not immediately clear why they were in South Dakota.

The driver of the commercial truck was not hurt. The patrol says the driver of the pickup suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.