Four-vehicle crash in Rapid City leads to multiple arrests
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A multi-vehicle crash in downtown Rapid City resulted in three arrests Thursday night.
At around 10:45 p.m. , Rapid City Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of Omaha Street and West Boulevard for a report of a crash involving four vehicles. On arrival, police located a Ford F-150 pickup truck with significant damage to the front end. Two occupants were located inside.
An officer opened the passenger side door in an effort to render emergency first aid to the occupants. The officer observed an open purse in the female passenger’s lap which had several loaded syringes inside of it. A medical unit arrived and began attending to the female. Fire department resources were used to extricate the male driver from the vehicle.
As the driver’s door was removed, police observed a loaded firearm fall to the ground.
The driver was removed by medical units and police observed a loaded syringe on the driver’s side floorboard. A search of the female’s purse turned up several loaded syringes, a digital scale, and several jeweler’s baggies filled with a white crystal substance. These items were all field-tested and returned positive results for methamphetamine.
Both occupants were transported to the hospital for the treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
The male driver of the pickup was identified as 25-year-old Ryan Terrill of Box Elder and the female occupant was identified as 31-year-old Sarah Decatur of Rapid City. Terrill was issued a PR bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Commission of a Felony with a Firearm. Decatur was issued a PR bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
In the meantime, it was determined that the F-150 was southbound on I-190 when it ran a red light and struck a westbound Subaru Forester in the intersection. Police made contact with the driver of the Forester at the hospital to get information about the crash.
When police made contact with the driver, identified as 26-year-old Cassidy Deneire of Rapid City, they noted the strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.
Following a DUI investigation, it was determined Deneire was too impaired to safely operate a motor vehicle. He was issued a PR bond for DUI (2nd Offense).
Police continue to investigate the incident.