Traffic & Accidents

Multi-vehicle accident involving semis reported on I-90 in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. — According to Meade County Emergency Management, at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Monday, law enforcement, fire, and medical services responded to a call for a multi-vehicle accident on I-90 eastbound near Exit 30. At least 12 vehicles…

Temporary lane closures coming to Haines Avenue

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation has announced temporary lane closures at the intersection of Haines Avenue and Mall Drive. Beginning on January 18 and going through January 21, crews will be installing temporary traffic signals.…

Traffic changes coming for Omaha Street

  RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Monday, January 11, traffic on Omaha Street from 12th to Cross Streets will be split into both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The center lanes will be closed for work in the median. Side…

Name released in Pennington County fatal crash

KEYSTONE, S.D. — A Keystone, South Dakota man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash east of Keystone on Sunday, December 27. A 2017 Kia Sportage Ex was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 40 when…

Woman identified in fatal Omaha Street crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Terri Leading Fighter, 37, of Rapid City, has been identified as the pedestrian killed during Tuesday nights fatal crash on Omaha Street. At around 4:55 p.m. on December 29th,…

UPDATE: one killed in car versus pedestrian crash on Omaha Street

(UPDATE 12/29/20 8 P.M.): The pedestrian has been identified as a woman who had walked into the roadway and did not have the right of way, police examined nearby surveillance footage which corroborated witness statements. (UPDATE 12/29/20 6 P.M.): Patrol…

SDDOT rolls out new travel info website

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) has rolled out a new traveler information website and mobile app just in time for holiday travel and safe winter driving. To help motorists…

UPDATE: Driver facing meth, gun charges following high speed crash

UPDATE: (12/14/2020 @1:36 p.m.) — One driver is facing criminal meth and firearm charges following a multi-vehicle crash in Rapid City Monday morning. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At around 11:10 a.m., an SUV was traveling west…

One injured in chain-reaction crash in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — One person was injured in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of W. Chicago Street & Sturgis Road just after 12:00 p.m. Friday. According to Brendyn Medina, the Community Relations Specialist for the Rapid City…

Omaha Street traffic change to go into effect December 7th

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A change in traffic on Omaha Street is scheduled for Monday, December 7. Canal Street will be closed. Oshkosh Street will be opened. Access to Canal Street and Cross Street will be from Oshkosh Street. Access…

South Dakota DPS releases December sobriety checkpoint list

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety has released the list of counties where sobriety checkpoints are planned to be held during December. Monthly checkpoints are designed to discourage drivers from drinking and then driving. The checkpoints are…

U.S. 16A/Iron Mountain Road Pipe Repair

KEYSTONE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be doing a pipe repair project on Highway 16A/Iron Mountain Road starting Monday, Nov. 16. The contractor will be closing the road to all traffic from Nov. 16 -18, to…

Names released in Jones County fatal crash

MURDO, S.D. – A Breckenridge, CO man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Murdo. A 2006 Ford F-150 pickup was westbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle went into the north…

Name released in Lawrence County fatal crash

WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A 24-year-old Sturgis woman has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Whitewood. A 2020 Nissan Versa was eastbound on Interstate 90 when it went off the roadway…

Rapid City woman identified in Minnehaha County fatal crash

ROWENA, S.D. – A Rapid City woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash near Rowena. A 2001 Ford Explorer was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 42, near the intersection with 483rd Avenue,…

Four-vehicle accident on I-90 east of Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. — At around 8:29 a.m. Friday morning, there was a four-vehicle crash on I-90 at mile marker 34 one mile east of Sturgis. A 2014 Ford Focus was westbound on I-90 and crashed into a guard rail…

RCPD makes DUI arrest after driver rear-ends patrol car

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- One woman has been arrested on multiple charges after her vehicle rear-ended a Rapid City Police Department patrol vehicle Wednesday night At around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15th,…

Spearfish woman among two dead in Wyoming fatal crash

LANDER, Wyo. -- Two people are dead and one injured after a fatal crash took place north of Lander, Wyoming on Thursday. On Thursday, October 1 at 1:50 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision…

Names released in Fall River County fatal crash

MAVERICK JUNCTION, S.D. – A Hot Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a pedestrian-vehicle crash near Maverick Junction. A 2018 Chevy Impala was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 traveling on a crest…

Names released in Custer County fatal crash

HERMOSA, S.D. – A Hermosa man has been identified as the person who died in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning in Hermosa. A 1997 Toyota 4Runner was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 36 and stopped at the stop sign located…

Work to begin on I-90 near Exit 23

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says bridge berm repair work will begin at the east and westbound bridges on Interstate 90 at mile marker 22.98 west of Whitewood on Monday Sept. 28. Work includes bridge…

One dead in single-vehicle crash east of Sheridan, Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- One man is dead in a single-vehicle crash near Sheridan, Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. At 6:22 a.m., Monday, September 21, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover around milepost 3 on…

One dead, one injured in Hermosa three-vehicle crash

HERMOSA, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning in Hermosa. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a 1997 Toyota 4Runner was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 36 and stopped at the…

Deadwood Avenue traffic shifting to northbound lanes

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Drivers can expect a change in traffic configuration on Deadwood Avenue starting Wednesday, September 23. Two-way traffic will be placed in the northbound lanes between Cement Plant Road and West…

Names released in fatal crash near Spearfish on Monday

SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Rapid City, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday near Spearfish. A 2004 Jeep Liberty was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went…

One dead, two injured after truck flips near Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Mobridge. The names of the three juveniles involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 1997 Ford F50 pickup…

Woman identified in fatal two-vehicle crash west of Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.D. — A woman from Mina, South Dakota has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash last Friday morning five miles west of Columbia. Paula Kleinsasser, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. Isaac Abeln,…

Victim identified in crash involving S.D. Attorney General

  HIGHMORE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the individual killed in a pedestrian-vehicle crash involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Saturday night. At around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12,…

One person dead in fatal crash near Martin

MARTIN, S.D. — One mad has died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred two miles south of Martin. The name of the individual is not being released at this time until…

One dead in Harding County motorcycle crash

BUFFALO, S.D. – One man died early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash north of Buffalo, South Dakota. The name of the person involved is not being released pending notification of family members. An Indian motorcycle was southbound on U.S.…