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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.


Roberts County Fatal Crash
A Rosholt man died in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection southeast of Rosholt on Saturday, Sept. 20.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
SILVER CITY, S.D. – A Minnesota man died in a motorcycle crash at the Pactola Reservoir on Thursday, Sept. 18.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A Minnesota man died in a motorcycle crash eight miles west of Milbank, on Thursday, Sept. 18.


Beadle County Fatal Crash
CAVOUR, S.D. – A Yale, S.D., man died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 14, two miles east of Cavour on Wednesday, Sept., 10.


School Bus and Car Crash in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – A car collided with school bus attempting to cross S.D. Highway 34 from the Sturgis Brown High School entrance on Wednesday morning.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
A Box Elder woman died in a crash with a train on Cottonwood Drive near the intersection with Highway 1416 in Box Elder on Thursday, Sept. 4.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – A Wisconsin woman died from injuries sustained in an Aug. 17 motorcycle crash on Nemo Rd., six miles southeast of Nemo.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in September in the following counties: Brookings, Charles Mix, Clay, Codington, Davison, Jerauld, Lake, Lyman, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts and Turner.


Marshall County Fatal Crash
LAKE CITY, S.D. – A Britton, S.D., man died in a one vehicle crash on Tuesday, Aug., 26, one mile west of Lake City.


McCook County Fatal Crash
CANOVA, S.D. – A Spencer S.D., man died in a one vehicle crash, three miles south of Canova early Sunday morning.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man died in a two vehicle crash one mile west of Rapid City on S.D. Highway 44 on Saturday, Aug. 23.


Gerber Leaving Driver Licensing Program after 23 Years
Cindy Gerber is leaving state government after 23 years with the Driver Licensing Program, including the last 17 as director, Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones announced today.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash with a Pedestrian
DEADWOOD, S.D. – A pedestrian from Lead, S.D., was struck and killed by a pickup truck while crossing U.S. Highway 14A near a convenience store in Deadwood.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
DEADWOOD, S.D. – A Custer, S.D., man died in a one vehicle crash 14 miles south of Deadwood, on U.S. Highway 385, Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Brown County Fatal Crash
FERNEY, S.D. – An Oregon man died in a one vehicle rollover crash one mile north of Ferney, on S.D. Highway 37.


Crow Creek Tribe, Highway Patrol Plan 2nd Joint Powwow Enforcement Operation
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe has invited the South Dakota Highway Patrol back for a second year to work with tribal officers in a joint enforcement operation during the Dakota Nation powwow Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17.


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 *Final Release*

Pennington County Fatal Crash
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Keystone man died in a one vehicle rollover crash in Keystone on Sunday, Aug. 10.


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics as of 6:00 a.m. Saturday August 09, 2014

Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – A 7-year-old child died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 25 south of Scotland on Friday, Aug. 8.


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics as of 6:00 a.m. Friday August 08, 2014.


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics as of 6 a.m. Thursday August 07, 2014


Meade County Fatal Crash
FAITH, S.D. – A teen boy from Faith died in a one vehicle rollover crash one mile south of Faith on S.D. Highway 73 early Wednesday morning, Aug. 6.

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics as of 6:00 a.m. Wednesday August 06, 2014

Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – A Plymouth, Mass., man died in a motorcycle crash on S.D. Highway 87, two miles north of the U.S. Highway 385 intersection on Tuesday, Aug. 5.


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics as of 6:00 a.m. Tuesday August 05, 2014

Pennington County Fatal Crash
NEMO, S.D. – A Pender, Neb., man died in a car and motorcycle crash near Pine Drive on Nemo Road east of Nemo, S.D., on Monday, Aug. 4.


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics through 6:00 a.m., Monday August 04, 2014


Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information, August 3, 2014
Below are the statistics as of 06:00 a.m. Sunday August 03, 2014

Corson County Fatal Crash
Two people died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S Highway 12 at the entrance to the Grand River Casino west of Mobridge on Saturday, Aug. 2