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73-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck On Highway 18

CANTON, S.D. – Authorities say a 73-year-old man standing on a highway in southeastern South Dakota was struck and killed by a vehicle. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened Saturday night on U.S. Highway 18 in Canton. The patrol says the driver, a 25-year-old man, was not injured in the crash. The driver reported he was unable to…

Teenager Dies After Falling Off Hood Of Moving Car

MILBANK, S.D. (AP) – A teenager died over the weekend after falling off the hood of a moving car in Grant County. The Highway Patrol says the 16-year-old boy was riding on the hood as the car traveled along a rural road, and his foot got caught on the front bumper and he was dragged beneath the vehicle. It happened…

Car Vs. Wildlife Crashes Increase During Fall Season

S.D.-Last week a Sioux Falls man died after swerving to avoid a deer in the road. Unfortunately this is a dangerous time of year for drivers because a lot of wildlife is moving around. It’s now harvest season, but you might as well say it’s deer season as well. According to data from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the most…

Double Fatal 2-Car Wreck at Uncontrolled Intersection

Westbound view of intersectionNEAR VIBORG, SD – Two teens are dead and another is hospitalized with critical injuries after a two-vehicle crash on country roads late Friday night. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, it happened around 11:30 p.m. where two gravel roads meet at the intersection of 290th Street and 455th Avenue, one mile west of Viborg in…

76 Year Old Woman Dies In Crash Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a woman has died after her car was rear-ended on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 76-year-old driver had slowed down Monday because of a crash up ahead. The patrol says a pickup truck struck her car from behind and pushed it into a third vehicle. The woman died…

Felony Drug Busts Skyrocket Along I-29 Corridor

While South Dakota remains one of the least populated states in the nation, people are moving here in record numbers. The state has seen nearly 80,000 new residents over the past ten years. A good share of them are located somewhere along the I-29 corridor. They are coming to the state because there is a quality of life here that…

Kindergarten Teacher from Tennessee Killed in Crash Near Plankinton

A beloved kindergarten teacher from Bristol, Tennessee died Monday in a one-vehicle crash west of Plankinton. The 52-year-old was on vacation and traveling with family, KDLT News has confirmed, at the time of the accident. The victim’s name is not yet being released pending notification of family. The victim was among five other passengers in a 2004 Toyota Sequoia westbound on…

25-Year-Old Dies in Motorcycle Crash Overnight

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A 25-year-old man died early Tuesday in a motorcycle crash on I-29 in Sioux Falls. The accident happened around 12:35 a.m. according to a press release from the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. The driver was on a 2003 Honda CBR600 and heading northbound on I-29…

Roads Buckling Throughout Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The warm weekend temperatures have done their part creating hazardous traveling conditions. Authorities across the Midwest are reporting buckling roads from the heat, and ‘cooling-centers’ have popped up across several cities throughout the region. The South Dakota Highway Patrol shared photographs on social media of roads buckling on I-90 near Humbolt on Sunday, as well as…

Highway Workers Safety Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s high way safety workers week and what better time to focus on safety than now. With all the snow we’re getting, a lot of crews are out plowing the roads this weekend. The Highway Patrol is asking everyone to keep snow plow drivers safe by moving over and giving them space. They’re dealing with low visibility from…

Interstate Traffic Slows After Reported Rollover Crash

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A car crash slowed down drivers on a busy Sioux Falls interstate Wednesday night. Details are limited.  According to South Dakota Highway Patrol, authorities responded to a reported rollover crash around 7:15 p.m. on I-229 South near Western Avenue.  At least one car was involved.  Sioux Falls police and fire were also on the scene.  There’s…

1 Killed, 3 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash

Cause of car wreck is under investigation

South Dakota Highway Patrol is on the scene of a deadly car crash about 20 miles west of Sioux Falls. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 42 near Humboldt.  Details are limited.  Three vehicles were involved.  One person was killed in the crash.  Another has serious, life-threatening injuries.  Two people have minor injuries.  Ages of the crash victims…

Washington Man Arrested On Drug Charges In Minnehaha County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A large drug bust has landed a 43-year-old Federal Way, Washington man behind bars in Minnehaha County. South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers stopped a vehicle on I-29 near the I-29 interchange Friday night. The vehicle was initially stopped fro a traffic violation, but a search of the car unveiled a large amount of marijuana inside. Guocheng…

Victim Identified In Andover Structure Fire; Aberdeen Man Arrested In Connection

PIERRE, S.D. – Authorities have identified the victim of an Andover structure fire and have arrested an Aberdeen man in connection with it. 25-year-old Tawny Rockwood of Andover, was recovered from the rubble of an apartment fire on February 9. Authorities have arrested 36-year-old Jose Quinones Rodriguez on an aggravated assault-domestic charge. Officials say the charge is related to conduct prior…

South Dakota Highway Patrol Involved In Accident On Highway 229

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Today’s snowfall created hazardous driving conditions, resulting in several accidents in Sioux Falls. Traffic was slowed down around the lunch hour this afternoon on both lanes of I-229 near western avenue. In total, four vehicles were involved, but no one was injured in the crashes. Categories: Local News Tags: Crashes, I229, KDLT News, Sioux Falls, south dakota…

Two South Dakota Men Plead Not Guilty In 2017 Explosives Arrest

SOUTH DAKOTA – Two South Dakota men were indicted by a federal grand jury last month for Transportation of Explosive Materials and Possession of Explosives by a Prohibited Person. The indictments come from an incident that occurred in Lyman County on January 19, 2017. 29-year-old Nathaniel Johnson, and 30-year-old William Fralick pleaded not guilty to the indictment on February 8, 2018….

Semitrailer-Car Crash In Deuel County Kills 2 Women

CLEAR LAKE, S.D. (AP) – A crash in Deuel County involving a semitrailer and a car killed the two women in the car. The Highway Patrol says the car slid into the wrong lane on state Highway 22 about 8:15 a.m. Friday and was hit by the oncoming semi. Eighty-three-year-old car driver June Kallhoff and 86-year-old passenger Celia Bouvette died…

Semitrailer-Car Crash In Deuel County Kills 2 Women

CLEAR LAKE, S.D. (AP) – A crash in Deuel County involving a semitrailer and a car killed the two women in the car. The Highway Patrol says the car slid into the wrong lane on state Highway 22 about 8:15 a.m. Friday and was hit by the oncoming semi. The 83-year-old driver of the car and her 86-year-old passenger died…

Authorities ID Victim Of Weekend Crash In Lincoln County

BERESFORD, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Beresford man who died in a single-vehicle crash in Lincoln County over the weekend. The Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Mark O’Hara Jr. was driving a car that went off a rural road northeast of Beresford and rolled about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. O’Hara died later at a Sioux Falls hospital. He was the…