Traffic & Accidents

Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, agency says

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year. That's the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home. Traffic deaths rose 10.5% over…

One dead in one-vehicle crash northwest of Winner

WINNER, S.D. — One man has died in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Winner early Tuesday morning. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on 314th Avenue when the driver lost control near the intersection…

Bridge rail painting and repairs scheduled for Highway 85

DEADWOOD, S.D. — Starting Monday, May 23, bridge rail painting and repairs will take place on three bridges over Whitewood Creek on Highway 85 between Burlington Street and the Highway 385 intersection. Single lane closures and temporary pedestrian detours will…

I-90 and LaCrosse Street to begin construction

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Sunday at 9:00 pm, a week-long night-time closure of a portion of I-90 at the Lacrosse Street exit, which is exit 59, goes into effect. From 9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. every night through Friday, traffic…

SDDOT issues road closure from Sturgis to Wyoming border

STURGIS, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) announced that Interstate 90 will be closed both eastbound and westbound from Sturgis to the Wyoming state line starting at 7 p.m. SDDOT anticipates both I-90 and secondary highways will…

Wyoming I-90 road closures

SHERIDAN, W.Y. - According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation I-90 is closed from Sheridan to Buffalo and from Buffalo to the Johnson/Campbell County line due to winter weather conditions and crashes. Opening time is unknown and parking on the…

Semi-truck crash on Highway 79 shuts down travel

BEAR BUTTE, S.D. — The South Dakota Highway Patrol, along with other agencies, responded to a semi-truck crash near mile marker 121 on Highway 79 on Tuesday. The crash has both directions of travel on the highway shut down.…

Two people struck by pickup, one fatally, in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating a deadly pedestrian crash near downtown Sioux Falls. Authorities say two people were crossing a street outside of the crosswalk when a pickup truck struck them about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. One of…

5-vehicle accident on Highway 44, traffic diverted

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A five-vehicle accident at the Common Cents on Highway 44 near Elderberry Boulevard Monday morning. Traffic to be diverted in the area. Crews are on scene, so please consider alternate routes. NewsCenter1 will provide updates when…

Man identified in fatal crash east of New Underwood

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — An Owanka, South Dakota man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash east of New Underwood Wednesday morning. 76-year-old Gary Oldert was driving a 2017 Buick Envision on 171st Avenue when…

One person dead in crash east of New Underwood

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — One person has died in a one-vehicle crash east of New Underwood early Wednesday morning. Preliminary crash information indicates that at 9:25 a.m., a 2017 Buick Envision was southbound on 171st Avenue when it crossed the…

5 transported to hospital after crash on East Highway 44

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. - A two vehicle accident at the intersection of East Highway 44 and Radar Hill Road sent multiple people to the hospital Saturday morning. According to South Dakota Highway Patrol spokesperson Tony Mangan, a 2004 Toyota…

One dead in two-vehicle crash east of Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. — One person has died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night three miles east of Box Elder. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2006 Toyota Tacoma was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost…

UPDATE: Fatal crash victim identified in Skyline Drive rollover

UPDATE (2:40 p.m.): The victim in Wednesday's fatal vehicle rollover in the 2000 block of Skyline Drive has been identified. The driver has been identified as 27-year-old Kamry Prue of Rapid City. The cause of the crash is still under investigation…

Rapid City pedestrian killed in crash Thursday

RAPID CITY, S.D.- One person has died after being hit by a vehicle Thursday evening. At 10:00 p.m. on February 10, Rapid City Police Department responded to reports of a car that had struck a pedestrian at the 1700 block…

Rapid Transit System adjusting routes due to road conditions

RAPID CITY, S.D. — City officials advise Rapid Transit System, including RapidRide and Dial-A-Ride services, is adjusting its routes Friday morning due to icy road conditions affecting some areas, especially hill areas and areas with steep inclines. Those with questions…

Hot Springs woman identified as victim in fatal crash

FORT PIERRE, S.D. –  A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle crash that took place Friday morning west of Fort Pierre.   According to preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a…

Rapid City man identified in Christmas Day fatal crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police have identified the individual who died in a one-vehicle crash Christmas Day morning. 31-year-old Jamie Sayler of Rapid City died in the crash when an SUV left the roadway and struck a pole on E.…

Omicron, storms, disrupt air travel for 4th consecutive day

NEW YORK (AP) — Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travel stretched into Monday, with major U.S. airlines each canceling dozens of flights. Staffers calling out sick because of COVID-19 have left airlines short in recent days. According to FlightAware, which…

RCPD investigating Saturday morning fatal crash

UPDATE (5:36 p.m.): According to police, the vehicle involved in the fatal crash hit another vehicle that ended up being stolen. RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Police Department is investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Saturday morning. The…

RAP says airport parking lots "at or near capacity"

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Holiday travelers heading to the Rapid City Regional Airport be warned - parking might not be an easy endeavor. Airport management took to social media to advise travelers that parking lots are at or near capacity…

Sedan upends SUV in Thursday evening crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A pretty nasty-looking car wreck happened in Rapid City Thursday evening where a sedan upended an SUV. The accident happened around 5:11 p.m. on the east side of N. Lacrosse Street, not too far from…

Wildland Fire to burn ditches south of Dewey on Tuesday

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — South Dakota Wildland Fire will be burning grass in irrigation ditches around two miles south of Dewey. Roughly 11 acres is expected to be burned Tuesday, with all activity - including burning and mop up -…

Box Elder man identified as victim in fatal crash

BOX ELDER, S.D. — A Box Elder man has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash on Highway 1416 east of Box Elder. Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 51-year-old Ronnie Oakie was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Monte…

One dead in one-vehicle crash east of Box Elder

BOX ELDER, S.D. — One person has died in a one-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 1416 and 151st Avenue east of Box Elder early Saturday morning. Preliminary crash information indicates that at around 2:28 a.m., a 2004 Chevy…

Plane crash in northwest Nebraska kills pilot, 2 passengers

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — Three people have died in a plane crash in northwest Nebraska. The Star-Herald reports the pilot and two passengers died Sunday when the plane went down near Chadron, Nebraska. The Dawes County Attorney's Office says witnesses…

One dead in Saturday crash near Winner

WINNER, S.D. -- A 28-year-old woman is dead following a Saturday afternoon crash near Winner. South Dakota Highway Patrol says the woman was driving a 2012 Ford Edge eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 about four miles east of Winner when…

Multiple agencies respond to two-vehicle crash on Highway 16

UPDATE (3:21 p.m.): According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a 32-year-old male was driving a 2011 GMC Sierra pickup with four passengers that included a 27-year-old female, a three-year-old and 11-year old female, and 12-year-old male. The driver was…

Belle Fourche man identified as victim in fatal crash near Murdo

MURDO, S.D. -- A Belle Fourche man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash east of Murdo. Preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup…

Names released in I-90 rollover

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Box Elder man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash in Rapid City Tuesday night. Alan Edwards, 32, was westbound on Interstate 90 when his 2005 Saturn Vue entered the…

One dead, another injured in rollover on I-90 in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One man was killed and a woman was seriously injured Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash in Rapid City. Preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that a 2005 Saturn Vue was westbound…

Rapid City man and woman identified in fatal two-vehicle crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two Rapid City residents have been identified as the victims in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon south of Rapid City. Preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that Mark Cook, Jr.,…

St. Onge man identified as victim in fatal crash near Custer

CUSTER, S.D. — 45-year-old Shannon Hanson of St. Onge has been identified as the victim in Thursday's crash near Custer. Hanson was the driver of a 2020 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16A just before…