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

Cause Of Fatal SF Accident Undetermined



Bookmark and Share

For the last several weeks, Sioux Falls police have been working to piece together the puzzle of what caused the 7 vehicle fatal accident on 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue on Valentine's Day.

 

“A lot of work goes into completing an investigation like this. When we go into one of these, we're looking at what kind of criminal laws were violated, we try and reconstruct what happened, what caused the crash, things of that nature," said Lt. Jerome Miller of the Sioux Falls Police Department.

 

Police have determined 32-year-old Troy Hohn, who was killed in the crash, was traveling north on Minnesota Avenue at an estimated 39-60 miles per hour, well over the posted 30 mile per hour speed limit.

 

Hohn’s vehicle smashed into the back of a Dodge Durango carrying a family of five, causing a chain reaction involving five other vehicles.

 

However they say Hohn’s speed is a low estimate and that it could very well be higher.

 

“Anytime we come up with a speed that we are going to put out there or we are going to prosecute someone for example, we can’t be higher than what it could possibly be so that's how we come up with a maximum speed or a range of speed," explained Miller.

 

Despite speculations, that drugs, alcohol or even a medical condition may have played a role in the crash, police said that just isn't the case.

 

“We can honestly say that there was no drugs and there was no alcohol involved and  there didn’t appear to be any medical conditions that led up to this,” said Miller.

 

There was no evidence of a mechanical failure either. However, evidence does show that Hohn did hit the breaks, right before his vehicle collided with the Durango.

 

“The bumper of the blazer actually went underneath the Durango and based on bumper heights at rest, it certainly was an indicator that breaks were being applied just prior to (impact),” said Miller.

 

Police said the event data recorder inside Hohn's vehicle was a valuable resource in their investigation.

 No charges have been filed in the crash and the investigation has officially been closed.

 

 

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Gas Prices Staying Low For Upcoming Holidays  story with video

If you've been at the pump in the last few weeks filling up your car, you probably noticed ...

"Disney Junior Live On Tour!" At Premier Center

Kids got the chance to see a new "live show" at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on ...

Noem Receives Award From SD Farm Bureau

U. S. Rep. Kristi Noem has been recognized by the South Dakota Farm Bureau. ...

Patient Choice Won't Affect ACA Rates This Year  Nov. 21

USD,SDSU Fraternity Chapters Run For Charity  story with video  Nov. 21

History Resurfaces In "Pioneer Girl"   story with video  Nov. 21

Great Bear Opening Limited Runs This Weekend  Nov. 21

Sioux Falls Falls Short On Full Service Hotels  story with video  Nov. 21

Man Sentenced To 75 Years For Home Invasion  Nov. 21

Hit & Run Suspect Turns Himself In  Nov. 21

Sanford Designated As SDs Ebola Hospital  Nov. 21

Tribe Rounds Up And Kills Dogs After Girl's Death  Nov. 21

Brookings County Authorities Search For Teen  Nov. 21

The Daily Scoop: 11-21-2014  story with video  Nov. 21

See A World-Renowned Painting in Sioux City  Nov. 21

Tree-lighting Ceremony Scheduled At SD Capitol  Nov. 21

Impact of Ferguson Shooting On Sioux Falls  story with video  Nov. 20

Thune Urges Temporary Ban On Ebola Travel  Nov. 20

All Hands On Deck To Clean Up Coughlin  story with video  Nov. 20

March Madness Coming To Sioux Falls  Nov. 20

KDLT News Archive
     

Man Sentenced To 75 Years For Home Invasion

A man accused of home invasion was sentenced to 75 years ...

Tribe Rounds Up And Kills Dogs After Girl's Death

Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed a ...

Brookings County Authorities Search For Teen

Brookings authorities are asking for your help ...

Hit & Run Suspect Turns Himself In  Nov. 21

History Resurfaces In "Pioneer Girl"   story with video  Nov. 21

Sanford Designated As SDs Ebola Hospital  Nov. 21

Sioux Falls Falls Short On Full Service Hotels  story with video  Nov. 21

Gas Prices Staying Low For Upcoming Holidays  story with video  Nov. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

Kritenbrink's 26 kills leads USD in Summit Tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – Kendall Kritenbrink tallied 26 kills on 47 ...

Kloth and Larson lead Knights and Riders to AA finals  story with video

O'Gorman's Taryn Kloth had 21 kills as O'Gorman blanked Huron 3-0 in the first ...

Zomermaand leads SFC to A finals  story with video

Shelby Zomermaand had another big game. Her 32 kills boosted defending champion SF ...

Mustangs snap long post season win streak of Bears!  Nov. 21

Minneota prepares for A championship game with Dawson-Boyd  story with video  Nov. 21

Warner and Parker prepare for B semi's  story with video  Nov. 21

Tough day for local teams in FB championships.  story with video  Nov. 21

MVP and MIller join SFC and DV in A semifinals  story with video  Nov. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top