Traffic & Accidents

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…

Traffic change to take place on Omaha Street

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Drivers can expect a change in traffic on Omaha Street starting Monday, August 30. Traffic on Omaha Street, east of Mountain View Road, will be in the new westbound lanes. Traffic will weave back to the…

Iron Mountain Road re-opens after motorcycle accident

UPDATE: Highway 16A, Iron Mountain Road, has re-opened, according to a Facebook post from Pennington County Sheriff's Department. PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — Iron Mountain Road has been closed due to a serious motorcycle accident that occurred around 2 p.m. Thursday…

Watertown man identified as victim in fatal crash near Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. — A 70 year-old Watertown man has been identified as the victim in the Friday afternoon motorcycle-versus-vehicle crash near Sturgis. Theodore Moe was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Kay Moe, 71,…

15 cars of BNSF coal train derail near Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Around 15 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed south of Bismarck. Bismarck Police, the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and Bismarck Fire Department were called out around 3:15 p.m. Sunday for the derailment near Hemlock Street.…

Man dies from injuries in motorcycle crash near Hill City

HILL CITY, S.D. — A 58-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash southeast of Hill City on Friday. Preliminary crash information indicates that the man was travelling southeast on Old Hill Road on a 2007 Harley-Davidson…

South Dakota woman killed in northwest Nebraska crash

KILGORE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Nebraska say a South Dakota woman died in a crash near the village of Kilgore over the weekend. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the crash happened Saturday, when the woman's vehicle left a…

Rapid City man identified in fatal crash near Piedmont

PIEDMONT, S.D. — A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash that occurred east of Piedmont.    Preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that a 2018…

Man thrown from trike in Tuesday night crash near Piedmont

PIEDMONT, S.D. — South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night on Interstate 90 near Piedmont. Preliminary information shows that a Harley-Davidson trike, traveling westbound on…

Woman, 2 children killed in North Dakota crash from Wyoming

GLEN ULLIN, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the woman who died along with her two children in a fiery interstate crash in Morton County. According to the patrol, 32-year-old Alisha Waters and her two children,…

Keystone fatal motorcycle crash

KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Saturday morning crash involving three motorcycles left one person dead and another injured near Keystone. According to preliminary crash information from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a 2019 Indian Roadmaster was…

One killed in Saturday morning crash near Piedmont

PIEDMONT, S.D. — One person is dead following a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning near Piedmont. The preliminary investigation shows that a 2018 Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound on Elk Creek Road around 7:25 a.m. when it veered off the road…

Parking restrictions, road closures set for Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. — Traffic restrictions within the city of Sturgis will be implemented beginning Friday, August 6 to accommodate heavy traffic during the Rally. Changes to city parking plans will also go into effect. Main Street between Middle and 4th…

Belle Fourche man identified as victim in fatal crash

FRUITDALE, S.D. — 55-year-old Todd Rosencranz of Belle Fourche has been identified as the victim in the Friday evening fatal crash near Fruitdale. Rosencranz was driving a 1999 Ford F250 pickup eastbound on Valley 1 Road when he lost control,…

Lane shift in effect on Tower Road until mid-September

RAPID CITY, S.D. — From now until mid-September, a lane shift will be in effect on Tower Road. Traffic on Tower Road between Cathedral Drive and the Mount Rushmore Road bridge will be affected. RCS Construction is working on a…

Traffic restriction in effect on East North Street

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The eastbound lane on East North Street will be closed from North Cherry Avenue until just before North Cambell Street while private utility work is completed. This traffic restriction will go into effect immediately. The south…

Man dies in one-vehicle crash in Butte County

FRUITDALE, S.D. — A 55-year-old male died in a one-vehicle crash Friday night near Fruitdale. Preliminary information indicates that a 1999 Ford F250 pickup was eastbound on Valley 1 Road when the driver…

Names released in motorcycle crash near Lead

LEAD, S.D. — A man from Newcastle, Wyo. has been identified as the person who died in the Saturday night motorcycle crash west of Lead. Chrisjen McIlvain, 31, and his passenger, Marina McIlvain, 29, both from Newcastle, Wyo., were traveling…

Landfill entrance construction to cause delays starting Friday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Friday, July 16, Simon Contracting will be handling utility upgrades and pavement restoration around the Rapid City Landfill entrance and scale areas. Traffic restrictions will be in place on Highway 79 at the Landfill entrance,…

Batesland man identified as victim in Saturday fatal crash

UPDATE (7/14/21 @ 12:30 P.M.): A 69-year-old Batesland man died in a Saturday afternoon crash near Martin. William Stover was driving the 2009 Smart Fortwo when it crossed the center line and hit a 2018 Freightliner semi. Stover was not wearing…

Ellsworth to hold fuel spill exercise Wednesday

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The 28th Bomb Wing will conduct a major fuel spill exercise on Wednesday, July 14. The exercise will evaluate the ability to quickly respond to a major fuel spill and mitigate potential environmental impacts.…

Road closures coming to East Watertown Street this week

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Beginning Thursday, July 15, East Watertown Street - including the intersections of Pine Street and Riley Avenue - will be closed. Mainline Contracting will be replacing water mains, doing trenching and sewer repair, and road resurfacing.…

Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Sidney, MT woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City. Preliminary information indicates that a 1996 Honda VT 600…

One person dead in motorcycle crash near Lead

LEAD, S.D. — One person was killed and another person injured after a Saturday night motorcycle crash west of Lead. The names of the two persons involved are not yet being released pending notification of…

One dead in crash on Hwy. 18 west of Martin

MARTIN, S.D. — A 69-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 18 Saturday afternoon. The man, driving a 2009 Smart Fortwo, was westbound on Hwy. 18 about 13 miles west of Martin when he crossed the…