RED SHIRT, S.D. (AP) — The FBI says four children and one adult died when the minivan in which they were passengers crashed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Authorities say the driver of the minivan and three other children survived the crash Saturday night, 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Red Shirt, a small community on the northwestern edge of the reservation.
The FBI said Monday that the 19-year-old male driver apparently lost control and rolled the minivan into a ditch.
The agency identified the victims as 4-year-old Winya Wastewin Decory, 10-year-olds Mato Sires and Jenhae Swift Eagle, 13-year-old Jeremy Little and 66-year-old Wanda Sires.
The driver and surviving children, aged 2, 9 and 12, were injured. Authorities have not released any information on whether the victims are related.