Traffic & Accidents

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…

Victim identified in fatal crash near Philip

PHILIP, S.D. -- A 50-year-old Belle Fourche man has been identified as the victim in a crash near Philip last Sunday morning. Sheldon Mead of Belle Fourche was the driver of a 2004 Ford F150 pickup that was northbound on…

45-year-old killed in Thursday morning crash near Custer

CUSTER, S.D. — A 45-year-old man has died following a Thursday morning crash on Highway 16A east of Custer. Preliminary information released by South Dakota Highway Patrol shows that a 2020 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was traveling eastbound when it…

SD Highway 79 reopened northeast of Belle Fourche

UPDATE (3:18 p.m.): South Dakota Highway 79 has reopened northeast of Belle Fourche. Update: S.D. Highway 79 has reopened northeast of Belle Fourche. Highway 79 was closed earlier today (Thursday, Oct. 14) from junction of Hwy 168 (mile marker 150)…

Lead man identified as victim in fatal UTV crash

  Correction: The information news outlets, including NewsCenter1, received from law enforcement about the accident and the victim's identity referred to the vehicle, a Polaris Ranger, as an ATV. Because Polaris markets the Ranger as a UTV which does have…

S.D. Highway 71 repair work underway

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — Asphalt, curb, and gutter repair work south of Hot Springs has begun on S.D. Highway 71. The work will run for one mile on the highway, where traffic will be reduced to one lane with the…

Spearfish downgrades status to "No Travel Advised"

  UPDATE (10/14/21 @ 7:00 a.m.): As of 7 a.m. Thursday, no travel restrictions are in place for the City of Spearfish. SPEARFISH, S.D. — The City of Spearfish is downgrading travel restrictions from "No Travel Allowed" to "No Travel…

Interstate 90 reopened from Rapid City to Wyoming state line

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Rapid City to the Wyoming state line have been opened. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is cautioning motorists to remember that winter conditions still exist…

9:30 AM Forecast update: Whiteout conditions perpetuate I-90 closure

9:30 UPDATE:  Warnings and advisories continue across the Black Hills Region, however, our winter storm is beginning to exit the region. By Wednesday afternoon, we expect precipitation to start waning across the Black Hills. Areas of the northern Black Hills…

Emergency closure in effect on Creighton Road thru Oct. 19

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — Creighton Road - from 222nd Street North to Denke Road will be closed to thru traffic until Tuesday, October 19. The emergency closure is due to road conditions and excess moisture on the base stabilization project.…

One dead following Sunday morning crash northeast of Philip

PHILIP, S.D. — A 50-year-old man is dead and two other people have been injured following a crash northeast of Philip on Sunday morning. Preliminary information released by South Dakota Highway Patrol says that a 2004 Ford F150 pickup was…

Man dies in UTV crash near Lead

  Correction: The information news outlets, including NewsCenter1, received from law enforcement about the accident and the victim's identity referred to the vehicle, a Polaris Ranger, as an ATV. Because Polaris markets the Ranger as a UTV which does have…

Crews respond to water line break on Sheridan Lake Road

UPDATE (@5:30 p.m.):  Water service has been restored for the area of Sheridan Lake Road. However, traffic flow in the area between Springbrook Acres and Heidiway Lane will continue to be disrupted with ongoing work as crews need to backfill…

Water main break affects traffic in North Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A waterline break has closed a lane of traffic along North Haines Avenue. The break occurred Tuesday afternoon, impacting residents and northbound traffic in the area of North Haines Avenue from Lawrence Drive to Northridge Drive. The…

Nine-year-old victim identified in Lawrence Co. fatal crash

DEADWOOD, S.D. — Nine-year-old Kelton Pullen of Deadwood was identified as the victim in Thursday afternoon's fatal crash on Highway 85. Pullen was the passenger of a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup that left the roadway, went into the ditch, and…

One dead, one seriously injured in Lawrence County crash

DEADWOOD, S.D. — A one-vehicle crash occurred Thursday afternoon north of Deadwood leaving one dead and one seriously injured. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2006 GMC Sierra K1500 pickup was southbound on Highway 85 when it left the roadway,…

Rapid City teenager identified as victim in weekend fatal crash

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety has identified the victim in Saturday's fatal crash east of New Underwood. 15-year-old Olivia Newman of Rapid City was ejected from the vehicle after it left the roadway and…

RCPD, PCSO to use Central States Fairground for training

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office will utilize the Central States Fairgrounds for training exercises over the next two weeks. A large law enforcement presence will be in the area, and the public…

15-year-old killed in crash near New Underwood over the weekend

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. — A one-vehicle crash around 8:36 p.m. Saturday claimed the life of a 15-year-old and injured two other teenagers. Preliminary information released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety says that a 2004 Mercury Sable was…

North Dakota woman identified in fatal crash east of Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A North Dakota woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday, September 9, in a one-vehicle crash east of Rapid City. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, preliminary crash information indicates that a…

Hot Springs woman identified in fatal motorcycle crash

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – The woman who died late Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Hot Springs has been identified. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Deanna Elmquist of Hot Springs…

Four vehicle crash on I-90 stops traffic for an hour

PIEDMONT, S.D. — Westbound traffic on Interstate 90 was down for about an hour Tuesday morning following a four-vehicle crash. The driver of a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck noticed smoke coming from the engine and pulled the vehicle onto…

Woman killed in motorcycle accident near Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — A motorcycle accident on South Dakota Highway 79, northeast of Hot Springs, resulted in one death late Saturday night. Preliminary reports indicates that a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle was southbound on Highway 79 when the…

Names released in motorcycle crash near Keystone

UPDATE (9/2): Kendra Woertendyke died Tuesday, Aug. 31. KEYSTONE, S.D. — A Pipestone, Minnesota man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Keystone. Michael Kruger, 64,…

One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash near Keystone

KEYSTONE, S.D. — A motorcycle crash west of Keystone left one dead and one seriously injured Friday afternoon. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2013 Thoroughbred Stallion trike motorcycle was westbound on Old Hill City Road when the driver failed…