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Fiery Crash Near Montrose Claims One Life

Seatbelt usage unknown

A woman is dead in a fiery car crash north of Montrose. Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, a Dodge Caravan was headed east on 248th Street nearly Valley Road six miles north of Montrose in McCook County.  The driver, a 41-year-old woman, was approaching a curve when she lost control.  The van went into the ditch, rolled and started on fire. …

Passenger Killed In Interstate Rollover Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Icy road conditions played a role in an interstate crash that killed one man near the outskirts of Sioux Falls Monday. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says around 2 p.m., a Ford E150 truck was driving north on Interstate 29 over the 12th Street Bridge when it hit a patch of ice.  The driver, a 56-year-old…

Semitrailer-Pickup Crash Kills 1, Seriously Injures 1

WOLSEY, S.D. (AP) – A two-vehicle crash in Beadle County late last week killed one person and seriously injured another. The Highway Patrol says a semitrailer failed to stop at a junction of U.S. Highways 14 and 281 north of Wolsey and collided with a pickup truck Friday afternoon. The 18-year-old woman driving the pickup died at a Huron hospital….

Authorities ID Whitewood Man Killed In Pickup Rollover

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Whitewood man who died after a one-vehicle crash in Lawrence County. The Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Richard Griffith was driving a pickup truck that hit the side of a bridge on a rural road east of Spearfish Wednesday morning. The pickup went into the ditch and rolled. Griffith was flown to a…

One Dead, Two Injured in Beadle County Crash

WOLSEY, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured, one seriously, in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Wolsey. Names of the three people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2015 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when it failed to stop at the stop sign at the north junction…

Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Whitewood, S.D., man has died of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday morning east of Spearfish. A 1998 GMC Sierra was traveling on Acorn Ridge Road when it hit the side of a bridge, went into the north ditch and rolled. The driver, Richard Griffith, 47, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the…

Authorities Release Names In Fatal Beadle County Crash

WESSINGTON, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old Virgil, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash east of Wessington. A 1992 Chevy pickup was westbound on Highway 14 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2009 Ford pickup. The driver of the Chevy pickup, Jeffrey Airheart, was…

Names Released In Fatal One-Vehicle Crash Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 57-year-old Fulton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Mitchell. A 2003 Dodge Caravan was traveling on 247th Street near the intersection of 414th Avenue when the driver, Robert Bender, lost control of the vehicle. Bender’s vehicle entered the ditch…

Head-On Crash In Beadle County Kills 1 Man, Injures Another

WESSINGTON, S.D. (AP) – A two-vehicle crash in Beadle County over the weekend killed a 25-year-old man. The Highway Patrol says the man was driving a pickup truck that crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 14 and collided head-on with another pickup Sunday afternoon. He was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he later died. The other driver…

Authorities Release Name Of 15-Year-Old Killed In Crash

CENTERVILLE, S.D. – Authorities have released the name of a turner county teenager killed in an accident this week. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 15-year-old Dawson Knudson of Centerville lost control of his pickup Monday evening on 296th Avenue in Viborg. The vehicle rolled and went into the ditch and Knudson was ejected from the truck. He was airlifted…

Back End of Car Crushed In Wreck Near Ethan

DAVISON COUNTY, SD – Amazingly, two drivers are not seriously hurt after a car is almost completely crushed when a truck rear-ended it Wednesday morning. South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers responded to the wreck on Highway 37 just south of Ethan.  Investigators say a Pontiac Grand Prix driver was waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn when…

Man Killed In I-90 Crash Involving Vehicles And Cattle ID’d

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Spencer man who died after a crash on Interstate 90 in Davison County involving two vehicles and cattle. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Tracy Morehead was driving a car that rear-ended a pickup truck that had stopped on the highway after colliding with six cows. He died of his injuries later at…

Two Drivers Killed In Head-On Crash Near Sisseton

ROBERTS COUNTY, SD – Two women were killed in a head-on crash Thursday morning in northeastern South Dakota. Highway Patrol says a GMC Sierra pickup was heading east on Highway 10 a few miles east of Sisseton when it crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Caravan going the other way.  Both drivers died at the scene.  The driver…

Rollover Crash In Lawrence County Kills 49-Year-Old Man

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Lawrence County. The Highway Patrol says the 49-year-old man was driving a pickup truck that went out of control on U.S. Highway 385 and rolled several times about 4 miles south of Deadwood. The crash scene was discovered Tuesday morning. The victim’s name wasn’t immediately released. Categories:…

Stolen Van Chase Leads To Car Vandalism Arrests

Two juveniles charged for smashing windows; additional charges pending

SIOUX FALLS – A police pursuit on a busy South Dakota interstate led to the arrest of two juveniles who were wanted for smashing car windows overnight.  The car chase started on I-29 just north of the Canton exit just before 12:30 p.m. Monday. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy first spotted a silver…

One Killed, One Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash East Of Tea

TEA, S.D. – One person was killed and another injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash east of Tea. The names of the two males are not being released pending notification of families. They were the only individuals involved in the crash. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 2000 Ford Explorer was northbound on 476th Avenue and failed to…

Black Hawk Woman Dies From Injuries In Motorcycle Crash

NEMO, S.D. (AP) – A Black Hawk woman has died from injuries she suffered in a motorcycle crash earlier this month. The Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Diana Fast crashed her motorcycle on a Pennington County road 10 miles west of Rapid City the afternoon of Sept. 17. She died at a Rapid City hospital on Friday. Categories: Local News, News…

Authorities ID 2 Victims Of Weekend Crash In Edmunds County

IPSWICH, S.D. (AP) – The Highway Patrol has identified two people who died as a result of a fiery weekend crash in Edmunds County. Authorities say 62-year-old Kenneth Schuh, of Bowdle, was driving a pickup truck that crossed the centerline of U.S. Highway 12 about midday Sunday and collided with a car driven by 24-year-old Zachary Nelson, of Aberdeen. The…

Second Driver In Two-Vehicle Crash West Of Ipswich Has Died

IPSWICH, S.D. – The second driver in a two-vehicle crash Sunday west of Ipswich has died. The names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved. A 2012 Ford F-250 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the center line into the westbound lane and…