Update: Vehicle Drops more than 20 Feet Below Interstate; Driver Facing Life Threatening Injuries
Sioux Falls, S.D. – A driver is facing life threatening injuries following a crash on I-29 Thursday morning. According to authorities, a woman was driving and hit the concrete guard rail. The force of the impact caused the Chevy Blazer to jump over the guard rail and fall to the road more than 20 feet below the interstate.
South Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened just after 11:00 Thursday morning on I-29 North at the Tea exit. The driver, a 22-year-old woman was airlifted to Sanford Hospital with life threatening injuries. Authorities say she was the only person inside the vehicle and she was wearing a seat belt.