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Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has been identified as the person who died in an one-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning west of Spearfish.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in an one-vehicle crash that occurred early Wednesday morning west of Spearfish.


Sioux Falls Driver Exam Station Closed Oct. 1
PIERRE, S.D. – Sioux Falls’ Driver Exam Station will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1, for system upgrades.


Hyde County Fatal Crash
HIGHMORE, S.D. – A 15-year-old Highmore female has died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday morning near Highmore.


Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A Big Stone City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash four miles north of Milbank.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A 45-year-old male died early Saturday morning after being injured in a one-vehicle crash four miles north of Milbank.

Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash
LEMMON, S.D. – A Salem, OR woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening east of Lemmon.


Corson County Fatal Crash
LEMMON, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening east of Lemmon.

Names Released in Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people involved in a two motorcycle fatal crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Custer State Park.


Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon in Custer State Park.


Names Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – Rudolph Witton, 72, has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Boulder Canyon near Sturgis.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A 72-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday in Boulder Canyon near Sturgis.

Second Fatality Reported in Brookings County Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A second person now has died of injuries sustained in Friday’s two-vehicle crash west of Brookings.


Names Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Lake Preston, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday west of Brookings.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- One person died and four others were injured in a two-vehicle that happened Friday west of Brookings.


Emergency Management’s Tommy the Turtle Debuts At State Fair
PIERRE, S.D. – A new kind of hero in a half shell makes his debut Sunday at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
ROWENA, S.D. – One person has died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2006, east of Rowena.

DPS To Hold Drive Safe SD Day Sunday at State Fair
PIERRE, S.D. – Those attending the South Dakota State Fair on Sunday will get an opportunity to learn more about the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS).


Gov. Daugaard Declares September Campus Fire Safety Month
PIERRE, S.D. – With students attending college this fall having so much to remember, they also are being urged not to forget about fire safety.


Highway Patrol Announces September Checkpoint Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has announced its monthly schedule of sobriety checkpoints for September.


Names Released in Douglas County Fatal Crash
PLATTE, S.D. – Andrew Sybesma, 10, Geddes, S.D., has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon east of Platte.


Douglas County Fatal Crash
PLATTE, S.D. – A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Platte.


Madison Driver Exam Station Closed Last Two Weeks in August
PIERRE, S.D. – Madison’s driver exam station will be closed both Aug. 23 and Aug. 30.


Crow Creek Tribe, Highway Patrol Join Forces Again
FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – For the fourth consecutive year, South Dakota’s Highway Patrol will partner with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in a joint enforcement operation during the Dakota Nation powwow this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21, in Fort Thompson.


Names Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
PRESHO, S.D. – Two Sioux Falls, S.D., men have been identified as those involved in a two-motorcycle crash that killed one and injured the other Sunday morning west of Presho.


Lyman County Fatal Crash
PRESHO, S.D. – One man died and another was injured Sunday in a two-motorcycle crash west of Presho.


Sunday Sturgis Rally Tally (FINAL)
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Sunday Aug. 14, 2016


Saturday Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Saturday Aug. 13, 2016

Names Released in Aurora County Fatal Crash
WHITE LAKE, S.D. – Two people died in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Thursday afternoon near White Lake.


Friday Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Friday Aug. 12, 2016

Aurora County Fatal Crash
WHITE LAKE, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Thursday afternoon near White Lake.


Thursday Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Thursday Aug. 11, 2016


Wednesday Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016


Tuesday Sturgis Rally Tally
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016


MONDAY STURGIS RALLY TALLY
Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2016


Names Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash
ROSHOLT, S.D. – Jon Zubke, 69, of Waubay, S.D., has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday south of Rosholt.

Name Released in Hand County Fatal Crash
REE HEIGHTS, S.D. – A 16-year-old male from Wessington Springs. S.D., has been identified as the person who died Friday in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Ree Heights.

Sunday Sturgis Rally Tally
Sunday’s Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2015


Roberts County Fatal Crash
ROSHOLT, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a one-vehicle crash that happened Friday south of Rosholt.

Hand County Fatal Crash
REE HEIGHTS, S.D. – One male, age 16, died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Ree Heights.


Name Released in Lawrence County Fatal Crash
LEAD, S.D. – A Ramsey, MN man has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday near Lead.

DPS Encourages Motorists to be Patient During Sturgis Rally
STURGIS, S.D. – Patience will be a virtue for both drivers and bikers attending next week’s 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Name Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash
ROCHFORD, S.D. – A Pekin, IL., man has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday night near Rochford.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
LEAD, S.D. – A 57-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday near Lead.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
ROCHFORD, S.D. – A 49-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday night near Rochford.

Names Released in Jackson County Fatal Crash
BELVIDERE, S.D. – Two men from Norris, S.D, have been identified as those who died Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash south of Belvidere.


Jackson County Fatal Crash
BELVIDERE, S.D. – Two men died Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash south of Belvidere.


Name Released In Meade County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – Dale Shull, 65, Sneads Ferry, NC, died in a motorcycle crash Friday night east of Newell.


Meade County Fatal Crash
NEWELL, S.D. – A 65-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash Friday night east of Newell.


Highway Patrol Plans Sobriety Checkpoints in August
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 17 South Dakota counties during the month of August.


Names Released In Potter County Fatal Crash
GETTYSBURG, S.D. – Luke Kleinlein, 23, of Brookings, has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle-pickup truck crash that occurred Sunday night east of Gettysburg.


Potter County Fatal Crash
GETTYSBURG, S.D. – One person died in a motorcycle-pickup truck crash that occurred Sunday night east of Gettysburg.


Name Released in Roberts County Fatal Crash
SUMMIT, S.D. – Justin Magnuson, 18, of Sisseton, SD., has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Wednesday night north of Summit.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SUMMIT, S.D. – One person died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Wednesday night north of Summit.


Names Released in Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, S.D. – Danielle McCollam, 25, of Mobridge has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning south of Mound City.

Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Shane Whalen, 24, Sioux Falls, S.D., has been identified as the pedestrian who was struck and killed early Tuesday morning on the Benson Road northbound off ramp at Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A male pedestrian was struck and killed early Tuesday morning on the Benson Road northbound off ramp at Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.

Name Released In Davison County Fatal Crash
ETHAN, S.D. – Cassandra Wherley, 25, of Ethan, S.D., has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash near Ethan.

Campbell County Fatal Crash
MOUND CITY, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning south of Mound City.


Davison County Fatal Crash
ETHAN, S.D. – A 25-year-old woman died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash near Ethan.


Names Released in Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – Gary Haggard, 54, Clarkson, MI, has been identified as the person killed Friday morning when a truck trailer hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook exit, west of Kadoka, S.D.


Jackson County Fatal Crash
KADOKA, S.D. – One person was killed and two others seriously injured Friday morning when a truck trailer hit a parked vehicle at the Scenic Overlook exit, west of Kadoka, S.D.

Turn Lanes Construction Planned For SD Highway 34 Intersection
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun construction of turn lanes at the intersection of SD Highway 34 and 471st Avenue, which is 1.5 miles west of I-90.

Highway 81 Construction Planned For Freeman Area
FREEMAN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project on US Highway 81 from SD Highway 46 to Freeman will start the week of July 25, 2016.

Chip Seal, Fog Seal Project Starts Monday in Huron Area
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on the chip seal and fog seal project on several highways in the Huron area of the state starting Monday, July 18.


Tickets Available for Hall of Honor of Dean Hyde
PIERRE, S.D. – Dean Hyde from Pierre is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.


Highway 12 Paving Work Begins This Week
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin asphalt concrete paving work from Andover to Bristol in the eastbound lanes of SD Highway 12 this Friday, July 15.


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
IRENE, S.D. – Scot Brockmueller, 55, Irene, S.D. has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle-deer collision Saturday morning near Irene.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
IRENE, S.D. – One person was killed and another injured when their motorcycle collided with a deer Saturday morning near Irene.


Highway 37 Concrete Overlay Project Begins July 11
HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work is beginning on the Highway 37 Concrete Overlay project just north of Huron and motorists can expect changes in traffic flow starting Monday, July 11.


Deadline For Highway Patrol Trooper Applications July 8
PIERRE, S.D. – This Friday, July 8, is the application deadline for those who want to become a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper.


Name Released in Union County Fatal Crash
ALCESTER, S.D. – A Hawarden, Iowa man has been identified as the person who died late Sunday in a motorcycle crash that occurred southeast of Alcester.


Union County Fatal Crash
ALCESTER, S.D. – A 39-year-old man died late Sunday in a motorcycle crash that occurred southeast of Alcester.


Name Released In Walworth County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – A Claremont, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon north of Hoven.


Yankton Student Big Winner of “Lesson Learned SD” Program
PIERRE, S.D. – A Yankton youth has learned his safe driving lessons well – and the payoff is worth $10,000.

Walworth County Fatal Crash
HOVEN, S.D. – One man was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon north of Hoven.


July Sobriety Checkpoints Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will again conduct sobriety checkpoints in several South Dakota counties during the month of July.


Walworth County Fatal Crash
SELBY, S.D. – A Hoven, S.D., man has died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday, June 25, near Selby.


Highway Patrol Recruits, Youth Academy Participants To Do Community Project in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – Two levels of South Dakota Highway Patrol recruits, those who are training to be troopers and those who may be troopers some day, will become painters for one night Tuesday.