An arresting reminder from KELO-TV why Kristi Noem’s $48.50 fine for her blowing a stop sign is a light sentence indeed:
A 25-year-old mother and a 21-year-old driver are dead after a car crash just east of White, South Dakota.
It happened at about 7:30 Friday night. Jordan Hochstein, 21, of White was driving north on 479th Avenue when he didn't stop at a stop sign. In the intersection, his car crashed with an eastbound pickup driven by 24-year-old Justin Vostad, also of White.
Hochstein wasn't wearing a seat belt, and he died at the scene.
The other driver was okay, but his wife, Megan Vostad, 25, who was riding in the pickup, was killed in the crash. The Vostads' nine-month-old son was also in the pickup; he was not hurt [Kealey Bultena, "Rural White Crash Kills Two People," KELOLand.com, 2010.08.28].
Read more at the Brookings Register.