UPDATE: Woman charged with intentionally hitting and killing another woman with her car
UPDATE: The woman who was arrested for intentionally hitting and killing another woman with her car has been charged in Pennington County Court.
Rochelle Seminole, 48, is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of driving under the influence. She is accused of intentionally hitting Kimberly Clifford, 37, of Rapid City, with her car in the parking lot of the Walmart on North Lacrosse Street on Sunday afternoon.
According to Judge Scott Bogue, there is witness testimony that suggests Seminole and Clifford engaged in some kind of confrontation. Seminole was then seen getting into her car, driving in reverse for several feet, and then accelerating forward until she hit Clifford.
Bond will be addressed at a later date and a status hearing for Seminole has been scheduled for Monday, June 3.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A woman has been arrested after intentionally hitting a pedestrian with her vehicle in a parking lot at the Walmart on North Lacrosse Street.
The accident happened on Sunday at around 12:43 p.m. when Rapid City police were dispatched to the parking lot at Walmart.
When officers arrived they found the victim unresponsive and the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a tree.
The victim was transported to the Rapid City Regional Hospital where they later passed away from their injuries.
During the course of the investigation the driver of the vehicle, Rochelle Seminole, 48, was determined to have intentionally driven her vehicle at the pedestrian, striking them. Rochelle was also found to be intoxicated at the time of the incident.
She was later arrested for first degree murder and driving under the influence.
The Rapid City Police Department is still working to positively identify the victim.
This is an ongoing investigation by the RCPD and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.