A 17-year-old Badger girl has died following a three-vehicle crash near Arlington that involved a school bus carrying students.
The Highway Patrol said that Savannah Koistinen of Badger was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 Monday evening when she was struck from behind by another vehicle driven by 25-year-old Cynthia Holmquest of Sioux Falls.
Koistinen's car was forced into the westbound line of traffic and collided with a school bus carrying students.
Koistinen died at the scene of the crash. Her passengers were transported to local hospitals with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All were wearing seat belts.
The students suffered minor injuries.
Holmquest was cited for careless driving. She was not injured. The Argus Leader reports she is a Sioux Falls police officer. She remains active while officials investigate.