KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Investigation Into Fatal Crash Continues



Bookmark and Share

Police said the 7-vehicle accident that occurred on 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls on Thursday was one of the worst accidents they've seen in a long while.

According to police, 32-year-old Troy Hohn was driving his 1998 Chevy Blazer at a high rate of speed on Minnesota Avenue, when he suddenly swerved into the right hand lane, causing what Lieutenant Jerome Miller of the Sioux Falls Police Department describes as a domino effect.

“That's when it struck the Dodge Durango which pushed it into the Chevy pickup, which pushed it into the Buick Century which pushed it out into the intersection of 41st street,” said Lt. Miller.

Police said the Buick then collided with two vehicles traveling east on 41st Street.

Hohn's Chevy Blazer ended up smashing through the Taylor's Pantry gas station sign and striking a parked vehicle, before coming to rest upside down near the gas pumps.

Hohn was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Anybody can look at the damage on these vehicles and how many vehicles were involved and how far they went and it's pretty safe to say that it was an extremely high rate of speed,” said Lt. Miller.

Police said the 2001 Dodge Durango which was hit by Hohn's vehicle was carrying 5 passengers, 3 of whom were children.

“Two of them were in child safety seats. They were transported to the hospital in those seats and they were treated and released,” said Lt. Miller.

While the investigation is ongoing, police said they received reports just moments before the accident that a vehicle matching the description of Hohn's Chevy Blazer was seen driving erratically.

“This vehicle had been driving at an extremely high rate of speed for a distance weaving in and out of traffic so we did get a couple reports on that," said Lt. Miller.

Due to the number of vehicles involved and the extent of the damage, Lt. Miller said it could take some time to piece together what happened. 

“That's why these things take days, sometimes weeks, for us to gather all the information, sit down and put it all together and paint the best picture that we can,” said Lt. Miller.

Police said it is too early to determine whether a medical issue or drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Police Uncover Weapon In Homicide Case  story with video

Police say they're one step closer to wrapping up the case of the most recent homicide in ...

Vigil Held In Opposition To Death Penalty  story with video

For the past 17 years, groups have been gathering outside the south dakota ...

Rosenbauer Signs New Saudi Arabia Contract  story with video

A new multi-million dollar contract will have one South Dakota company sending ...

Commission Plans To Fix Up Turtle Effigy Site  Apr. 18

South Dakota Native Earns Medal Of Valor  Apr. 18

SD Counties Launch Absentee Voting For Primary  Apr. 18

US Delays Review Of Keystone XL Pipeline  Apr. 18

Fight Breaks Out At Sioux Falls Bar  Apr. 18

SFPD: Murder Weapon Found In Dumpster  Apr. 18

Family Waits For Apology In 1971 Disappearance  Apr. 18

USDA Orders Farms To Report PED Cases  Apr. 18

Man Dies In 2 Vehicle Accident In Vermillion  Apr. 18

Iowa's Unemployment Rate Climbs To 4.5 Percent  Apr. 18

Iowa Woman, Employee Charged With Arson  Apr. 18

Progressive Slot Machines Unveiled In Deadwood  Apr. 18

SD Family Recognized For Conservation Efforts  Apr. 18

Man In Custody After 3-Hour Standoff In Rapid City  Apr. 18

New Salmon Species Being Considered For Lake Oahe  Apr. 18

Rep. Noem Joining Delegation To Asia-Pacific  Apr. 18

'Collection, Compressed' Exhibit On Display At USD  Apr. 18

Steph And Phil Review This Weekend's Flicks  story with video  Apr. 18

How 5th Graders Used $5 To Make A Difference  story with video  Apr. 17

Growing Up With Shaken Baby Syndrome  story with video  Apr. 17

Sioux Falls Murder Suspect Appears In Court   Apr. 17

JazzFest Lineup Announced  Apr. 17

State Offers Training For Blind, Visually Impaired  Apr. 17

End In Sight For Worthington Water Woes?  story with video  Apr. 17

SD Minerals Board OKs Conflict Of Interest Rules  Apr. 17

SD Gets Nearly $310K For Specialty Crop Grants  Apr. 17

'Project Exile' Heroin Sweep Arrests More Than 65  Apr. 17

New SD Policies Cut Parolee's Time, Management  Apr. 17

Minnesota State Team To Return Under Hoffner  Apr. 17

KDLT News Archive
     

Drugs, Cash, Shotgun Seized From SF Home

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars, facing multiple drug charges. Sioux Falls Police ...

Sioux Falls Murder Suspect Appears In Court

The man accused of murdering a 53-year-old woman in ...

Growing Up With Shaken Baby Syndrome  story with video

At six months old, Henry Johnson suffered ...

SF Police ID Murder Victim, Suspect  Apr. 17

Fight Breaks Out At Sioux Falls Bar  Apr. 18

Man Dies In 2 Vehicle Accident In Vermillion  Apr. 18

SFPD: Murder Weapon Found In Dumpster  Apr. 18

More Wagner Residents Indicted On Meth Charges  Apr. 17

KDLT News Archive
     

Stampede Bid Sioux Falls Arena Farewell  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. --  The season, and an era, are over for the ...

Skyforce Face Hard Road  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D.   --  For the third time in the D-League ...

Waterloo Ends Stampede Season & Arena Tenure  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD--The Sioux Falls Stampede era at the Arena ...

Skyforce Fumble Game 1 Away To Fort Wayne  story with video  Apr. 17

Skyforce Ready For The Mad Ants  story with video  Apr. 16

Plays Of The Week April 7th - April 13th  story with video  Apr. 16

Lincoln sweeps city track titles  story with video  Apr. 15

Cougars, SMSU split in baseball  story with video  Apr. 15

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top