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Pennington County Fatal Crash
Rapid City, S.D. – A Rapid City man died in a three vehicle crash on Friday, December 19, one half mile south of Rapid City.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in December in the following counties: Beadle, Brown, Butte, Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Gregory, Hughes, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Spink, Stanley and Yankton.


Sanborn County Fatal Crash
LETCHER, S.D. – A Letcher, S.D., woman died Wednesday in a two vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 37.


Charles Mix County Fatal Crash
WAGNER, S.D. – A Wagner man died in a rollover crash on S.D. Highway 46, six miles west of Wagner on Friday, Nov., 28


Gregory County Fatal Crash
GREGORY, S.D. – A Burke woman died in a one-vehicle roll-over crash near Gregory on Wednesday Nov., 26.


Highway Patrol Hits the Roads with ‘Operation Safe Thanksgiving’
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is out in force today with a statewide, high-visibility effort to encourage travelers to make safe and responsible decisions on the highways.

Fire Marshal: Holidays Bring Higher Risk of Home Fires
PIERRE, S.D. – Thanksgiving Day begins a month-long holiday season, and Fire Marshal Paul Merriman urges South Dakotans to celebrate the season but be aware of the added potential for fires.


Three Vehicle Injury Crash in Lincoln County
LENNOX, S.D. – A three vehicle crash occurred on S.D. Highway 44 southeast of Lennox on Thursday, November 20.


Names Released in Brookings County Fatal Crash
A Beresford, S.D., youth died and three other individuals received injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 about 12 miles south of Brookings on Saturday, Nov. 15.


Meade County Fatal Crash
A Piedmont man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Piedmont on Saturday, Nov. 8.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
VOLGA, S.D. – A Missouri man died in a one vehicle rollover crash near Volga on Thursday Nov., 6.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – An Aurora, S.D., man died in one vehicle crash near Brookings Sunday night.


Custer County Fatal Crash
A Pine Ridge, S.D, woman died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D Highway 40 east of Hermosa on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Sobriety Checkpoint Nets 15 DUI Arrests
A sobriety checkpoint on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls resulted in 15 DUI arrests on Friday night, Oct. 31.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
WILMOT, S.D. – A Milbank, S.D., man died in a two vehicle crash on Wednesday, Oct., 29 three miles east of Wilmot.


South Dakota among Top 10 States in Trucking Safety, Enforcement
PIERRE, S.D. – A national trucking research firm ranks South Dakota in the Top 10 nationally for motor carrier safety and enforcement, state Highway Patrol Col. Craig Price said today.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in November in the following counties: Beadle, Butte, Charles Mix, Codington, Davison, Hughes, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Marshall, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Tripp and Union.


Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – A Wyoming man died and a female passenger sustained life threatening injuries in a rollover crash on Friday, Oct. 24, 20 miles west of Custer.

Day County Fatal Crash
ANDOVER, S.D. – A Castlewood man died in a two vehicle crash four miles east of Andover, on Thursday, Oct. 23.


South Dakota Highway Patrol Graduates Nine New Troopers
PIERRE, S.D. – After eight months of training, nine recruits are prepared to officially join the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. A graduation ceremony was held in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday.

Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A Minnesota man died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a truck-locomotive crash on Monday, Oct., 13 crash in Milbank, S.D.


Brookings County Fatal Crash
A Bruce man died in a one-vehicle crash on 204th Street four miles west of Bruce on Saturday, Oct. 11.


Schrank to Head Driver Licensing Program
Jane Schrank of Pierre has been selected to head the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program, Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones announced today.


FEMA, State Funds Help Cooperatives Bury Power Lines
A year after an early-October blizzard left thousands of people in western South Dakota without electricity, five rural electric cooperatives are using federal and state disaster funds to bury hundreds of miles of power line and reduce the chances of such widespread outages in future storms.


Multi-Vehicle, Multi-Crash on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A rollover crash that seriously injured a Brandon, S.D., woman and a multiple-vehicle collision occurred on Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 30.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in October in the following counties: Brookings, Brown, Clay, Codington, Davison, Hamlin, Hughes, Lawrence, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Tripp and Walworth.

Fire Prevention Week Focuses on Smoke Alarms
South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Merriman is observing Fire Prevention Week with a cooperative program to provide smoke alarms for homes with high-risk populations in the state.

Brookings County Fatal Crash
ELKTON, S.D. – A fatal crash occurred near Elkton, S.D., early Sunday morning, Sept. 28.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
A Marion, S.D. woman died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of S.D Highway 17 and 272nd Street two miles west of Tea on Saturday, Sept. 20.