Traffic & Accidents

Rand, Samco Road traffic restriction begins Thursday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Thursday, June 24, J&J Asphalt will be doing major crack repair, curb and gutter replacement, and new asphalt paving in the following areas: Rand Road from the intersection of North Plaza Drive to South Plaza…

One injured after car hits motorcycle in Box Elder

  BOX ELDER, S.D. -- A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital with minor injuries after being struck by a car Thursday morning. Around 9:00 am, police were called to the intersection of North Interstate 90 Service Road and…

One dead following Wednesday afternoon crash in Belle Fourche

  UPDATE (6/17/21 @ 2:45 p.m.): South Dakota Highway Patrol confirms that a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound on Highway 85 in the inside driving lane when it crossed the turn lane and traveled into the southbound lanes. The Cavalier sideswiped…

Parts of South Street, 7th Street closed to thru traffic

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning immediately, Underground Construction will be replacing sanitary sewer, water lines, storm sewer, and doing street reconstruction in the following areas: South Street from Mount Rushmore Road to the dead-end 7th Street from South Street to…

Rapid City Downtown traffic reduced to two lanes this week

UPDATE (6/16/21 @ 4:05 p.m.): City Utility Maintenance crews expect to complete repairs in the area of St. Joseph Street between Fifth Street and Fourth Street by Thursday afternoon as expected, however, the traffic restrictions will be extended through Monday.…

Dunsmore Road traffic restriction begins Wednesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Wednesday, June 2, Simon Contractors will be removing concrete and installing sidewalks and driveways on Dunsmore Road, southwest of the intersection with Poppy Trail. The project is expected to be complete by July 10. Anyone…

Una Del Drive, Wildwood Drive traffic restriction begins Tuesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Tuesday, June 1, Mainline Contracting will be installing new water, sewer, storm drainage, curb and gutter, and repaving the street. Affected areas include: Sunburst Drive  south to Wildwood Drive Wildwood Drive at the southern intersection…

Traffic restrictions begin on Flormann Street Tuesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Simon Contractors will be doing street repairs and asphalt overlay in the following areas: Flormann Street from Grand Vista Court to Kepp Court North Grand Vista Court South Grand Vista Court North Kepp Court South Kepp…

City Springs Lane traffic restriction begins Monday, May 24

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Monday, May 24, J&J Asphalt will be working to replace a handicapped ramp, sidewalk, curb, and gutter, as well as replacing new asphalt pavement in the following areas: City Springs Lane from the intersection of…

Black Hawk man identified in fatal motorcycle crash west of Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – A Black Hawk, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred west of Sturgis. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Ford Transit Van, traveling northbound, attempted…

Road crews work to keep streets free of potholes

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The city gave a demonstration of how it makes the streets look less like the moon. Potholes are a hazard to vehicles, and sometimes to drivers trying to avoid them. So,…

Bridge repair begins on Hwy. 18 near Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that bridge repair on Highway 18 will begin on Wednesday, May 19. Crews will repair the bridge at mile marker 20.53…

12th Street closed to through traffic until June 28

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Tuesday, May 11, Simon Contractors will be installing new sewer main, sewer services, and doing road repair in the following areas: 12th Street from Fairview Street to Clark Street Alley running east to west between 12th Street…

North Street traffic restriction begins Wednesday, May 12

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Wednesday, May 12, Lind Exco Inc. will be installing a new drive lane for Monument Arena. The south lane of eastbound traffic on North Street will be impacted from Mount Rushmore Road to North 7th Street.…

Custer man identified in fatal crash south of Pringle

UPDATE (5/3/21 @ 1:50 p.m.): A Custer man has been identified as the victim in last Wednesday's fatal crash south of Pringle. 67-year-old John Karlowitsch Jr. was driving southbound on Hwy. 89 when his pickup went off the roadway and…

One dead in rollover crash south of Pringle

PRINGLE, S.D. – A 67-year-old man died Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Pringle. Preliminary information indicates that a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup was southbound on Hwy. 89 around 8 p.m. when the driver lost control, went…

Rapid City man identified in fatal crash near Sundance

SUNDANCE, Wyo. -- A Rapid City man has been identified in a fatal one-vehicle crash near Sundance, Wyoming. On April 28, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 199 on Interstate 90 east of Sundance, Wyoming.  At 8:52 a.m., Wyoming…

Sturgis woman identified in fatal crash east of Whitewood

WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A Sturgis woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Whitewood. Preliminary crash information indicates a 2002 Mercury Sable was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle went…

Wasta man identified in Tuesday's fatal crash near Wall

WALL, S.D. — 31-year-old Chad Nelson of Wasta has been identified as the victim in the Tuesday, April 20 crash near Wall. Nelson was eastbound on Interstate 90 roughly seven miles west of Wall around 8 p.m. when his 2005…

One-vehicle fatal crash east of Whitewood

WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A 49-year-old woman died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Whitewood. The name of the one person involved is not being released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates a 2002 Mercury Sable…

Traffic diverted due to Rapid City structure fire

UPDATE (8:15 a.m.):  Crews were called to a structure fire in the 1400 block of 5th Street at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. When they arrived on scene they noticed a 40' x 40' single family home showing moderate smoke…

Antelope Creek Road partial closure set for April 21 - 29

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — The Pennington County Highway Department announced Monday that Antelope Creek Road will be closed to through traffic approximately a quarter-mile south of East Highway 44 starting on Wednesday, April 21. The road should reopen to through…

Deaths in vehicle crashes up 38% in South Dakota last year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 141 people died in traffic crashes in 2020, increasing 38% from a year earlier. The number of crashes in which the fatalities occurred was 132 last year according…

Three-car crash on Deadwood Ave.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A three-vehicle crash occurred late Wednesday in Rapid City and it happened shortly after the driver left the scene of a hit-and-run. The chain reaction happened around 4:00 p.m. on…

Names released in Box Elder fatal crash

    BOX ELDER, S.D. – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Box Elder. Preliminary crash information indicates…