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Authorities name Beresford boy who died in Interstate 29 crash near Brookings


BROOKINGS, South Dakota — Authorities have named a boy who died in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, about 12 miles south of Brookings.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 11-year-old Jack Lawrence, of Beresford, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban that was northbound on I-29 about 10:30 a.m. Saturday when the driver lost control while attempting to pass another vehicle. The Suburban crossed through the median and into the southbound lane, where it collided with a trailer attached to a Mack truck.

The Patrol says a third vehicle, a car that was heading south, also struck the Suburban.

Jack was thrown from the Suburban even though he was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver and two other juveniles in the Suburban were injured in the crash.

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