Fentanyl involved in multi-vehicle crash

Rcpd Injury Crash

Photo courtesy Rapid City Police Department.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police Department officers were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. Monday to the area of Eglin Street and E. North Street for a report of a multi-vehicle crash that involved injuries.

When police arrived on scene, they saw several vehicles including a grey Toyota Camry that sustained significant damage. The female driver of the Camry was unconscious, and the male passenger had exited the vehicle.

The driver was identified as 21-year-old Kaitlyn Twostrike of Rapid City. The male passenger initially gave police a false name, but was identified as 25-year-old Matthew Janis of Rapid City.

Twostrike was resuscitated through the use of Narcan and transported to the hospital. Through the course of the investigation, police learned the two had ingested fentanyl prior to the crash.

At one point while travelling northbound on E. North Street, Twostrike had lost consciousness when the vehicle left the east side of the roadway at a high rate of speed, travelled through a field, and then struck several other vehicles that were travelling along Eglin Street.

Fentanyl was located inside the vehicle.

Twostrike was ultimately arrested for DUI, reckless driving, possession of a controlled substance, driving under revocation, and no proof of insurance. Janis was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, and impersonation to deceive law enforcement before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.

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