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Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A 29-year-old woman has died in a one-vehicle fatal crash that happened sometime early Sunday east of Mitchell.


Pennington County Fatal Crash
BOX ELDER, S.D. – One person died and another was injured in a trike motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday in Box Elder.


State Emergency Management Office Honored for GIS Innovation
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been recognized for its use of Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques in emergency management efforts.


Name Released in Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A Sturgis, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Buffalo.


Harding County Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, S.D. – A 55-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Buffalo.


Names Released in Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Names have been released of the five people who died early Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.


Third Person Dies From Injuries Sustained in Grant County Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – A third person has now died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred June 18, 2018 north of Milbank.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Five people died and another person was seriously injured early Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash east of Yankton.


Brown County Fatal Crash
ABERDEEN, S.D. – An 86-year-old Aberdeen man has died from injuries sustained in a June 23, 2018 crash west of Aberdeen.


Names Released in Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – An Edgemont, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Wednesday, June 28, in a two-vehicle crash west of Custer.


State Officials Urge Safety During July 4th Celebration
PIERRE, S.D. – No matter how they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials encourage people to also remember to be safe.


Custer County Fatal Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – A 73-year-old woman died Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash west of Custer.


DOT Re-Opens SD Highway 11 At Splitrock Creek
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have re-opened South Dakota Highway 11 at Splitrock Creek south of Brandon.

DPS Announces July Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be done in 22 counties during the month of July, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

SD Highway 46 Closed At Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 46 is closed at the Iowa state line because of flooding on the roadway.


Fire Marshal Urges Safety in Using Fireworks
PIERRE, S.D. – Even though there has been more rain this month in parts of South Dakota, the state’s Fire Marshal is reminding people still to be careful with fireworks as they prepare for the July Fourth holiday.

DOT Closes SD Highway 11 At Splitrock Creek
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have closed South Dakota Highway 11 at Splitrock Creek south of Brandon.

SD Highway 50 Now Open at Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 50 is now open at the Iowa state line by Richland SD.


SD Highway 46 Now Open at the Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 46 is now open at the Iowa state line by Haywarden Iowa.


SD Highway 50 Closed At Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say South Dakota Highway 50 is closed at the Iowa state line because of flooding on the roadway.

SD Highway 48 Closed At Iowa State Border
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say SD Highway 48 is now closed at the Iowa state line because of flooding on the roadway.


Highway Patrol Hosts Seventh Annual Youth Trooper Academy June 25-29
PIERRE, S.D. – A different type of summer experience is on tap next week for 24 South Dakota high schools students.

SD Highway 46 Closed at Iowa State Line
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say SD Highway 46 is closed at the Iowa state line because of flooding on roadway.

SD Highway 19 Closed 3.5 miles south of SD Highway 46
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say SD Highway 19 is closed 3.5 miles south of SD Highway 46 or 16.5 miles north of Vermillion because of flooding on the roadway.

Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – Two people from Big Stone City, S.D., have been identified as the two people who died in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon north of Milbank.


DOT Closes Bridge Over Splitrock Creek Traffic Rerouted on SD Highway 11
PIERRE, S.D. – Flooding has forced the closure of the bridge over Splitrock Creek on South Dakota Highway 11 south of Brandon

I-90 Closed Inside Minnesota State Line Detour Being Used for Eastbound I-90 Traffic
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the Minnesota Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 90 seven miles inside the Minnesota state line because of flooding on roadways.

I-90 Re-opens Inside Minnesota State Line Motorists Urged to Use Caution in Flooded Areas
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials are urging motorists in parts of South Dakota to be watchful of flooded roadways.


Grant County Fatal Crash
MILBANK, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon north of Milbank.


New Weekly Schedules Announced For Driver Exam Stations in Vermillion, Yankton
PIERRE, S.D. – Schedule changes have been announced for the South Dakota Driver License exam stations in Vermillion and Yankton.


Names Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
GREGORY, S.D. – An Iona, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday evening in an ATV-semi truck collision north of Gregory.


Lyman County Fatal Crash
GREGORY, S.D. – One person died early Saturday evening in an ATV-semi truck collision north of Gregory.


Name Released in Meade County Fatal Crash
WASTA, S.D. – A Wall, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Wasta.


Name Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has been identified as the person who died early Monday morning in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls.


Names Released in Aurora County Fatal Crash
Plankinton, S.D. – A 52-year-old man from Bristol, TN has been identified as the person who died Monday in a one-vehicle crash west of Plankinton.

Name Released in Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – A 64-year-old Sioux Falls, S.D., man died Sunday in a motorcycle-deer crash northwest of Elk Point.


Highway Patrol Trooper Kastein Receives AAA South Dakota State Trooper of the Year Award
PIERRE, S.D. – A South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper, who has been praised for his professionalism and leadership, has been named as the 2018 South Dakota State Trooper of the Year.

Meade County Fatal Crash
WASTA, S.D. – A 65-year-old female died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Wasta.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
Sioux Falls, S.D. – A 25-year-old man died Monday in a motorcycle crash on I-29 in Sioux Falls.


Aurora County Fatal Crash
Plankinton, S.D. – A 52-year-old man died Monday in a one-vehicle crash west of Plankinton.

Union County Fatal Crash
ELK POINT, S.D. – A 64-year-old man died Sunday in a motorcycle-deer crash northwest of Elk Point.


Names Released in Lyman County Fatal Crash
A Kennebec, SD, man and a Sioux Falls, SD, woman have been identified as the people who died Tuesday night in a UTV and passenger car crash north of Kennebec.


June Sobriety Checkpoint Schedule Released
With summer under way, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety continues its efforts to discourage people from drinking and then driving by holding sobriety checkpoints statewide during the month of June.

Lyman County Fatal Crash
Two people died and three others were injured Tuesday night in a two vehicle crash involving a UTV and a passenger car north of Kennebec.


Name Released In Turner County Fatal Crash
PARKER, S.D. – A Parker, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Parker.


DPS Officials Encourage Driving Safety During Memorial Day Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – With the number of motor vehicle fatalities, especially those not wearing seatbelts, already higher than last year, officials of South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety are encouraging drivers to be careful as the summer traveling season officially begins Friday.


South Dakota Joins Minnesota, Wyoming For Joint I-90 Traffic Safety Operation
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol will join its counterparts in Minnesota and Wyoming for the annual Joint I-90 Traffic Safety Operation later this week.

Turner County Fatal Crash
PARKER, S.D. – One person died Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Parker.

Names Released In Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. – A New Effington man has been identified as the person who died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Sisseton.


Names Released In Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Brooten, MN man has been identified as the person who died Friday in a motorcycle and pickup/trailer crash west of Watertown. .


Roberts County Fatal Crash
SISSETON, S.D. – One person died and three others were injured Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Sisseton.


Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – A 67-year-old man died Friday in a motorcycle and semi-truck/trailer crash west of Watertown.

Name Released in Hand County Fatal Crash
MILLER, S.D. – A 26-year-old Conde, S.D., resident has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Miller.


Names Released In Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – A Sisseton, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Yankton.


Name Released In Meade County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A 39-year-old Piedmont, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Sturgis.


Hand County Fatal Crash
MILLER, S.D. – One man died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Monday night north of Miller.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday night north of Yankton.

Names Released In Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
TYNDALL, S.D. – A 92-year-old woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Tyndall.

Names Released In Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
TYNDALL, S.D. – A 92-year-old woman has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Tyndall.


Meade County Fatal Crash
STURGIS, S.D. – A 39-year-old man died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Sturgis.


Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
TYNDALL, S.D. – One person died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Tyndall.

Name Released In Custer County Fatal Motorcycle Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – A 63-year-old Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Monday in a motorcycle crash west of Custer.


Name Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash
EDGEMONT, S.D. – An 18-year-old Rapid City male has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Edgemont.


Custer County Fatal Motorcycle Crash
CUSTER, S.D. – A 63-year-old man died Monday in a motorcycle crash west of Custer.


Fall River County Fatal Crash
EDGEMONT, S.D. – One person died and four others were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning east of Edgemont.


DPS Announces May Sobriety Checkpoints
PIERRE, S.D. – May is a busy month for sobriety checkpoints as the South Dakota Department of Public Safety has scheduled 28 checkpoints in 23 counties.


Clay County Fatal Crash
VOLIN, S.D. – A 27-year-old Yankton, S.D., man has died from injuries sustained in an April 8, 2018 crash near Volin.


South Dakota Driver Exam Stations Closed This Friday and Saturday
PIERRE, S.D. – All South Dakota state driver exam stations will be closed for two days later this week for annual employee training.


Severe Weather Awareness Week April 23-27
PIERRE, S.D. – State officials say it is time to start preparing for the inevitable severe weather that will happen this summer.


Proclamation, Crashed Vehicles Reminders To Be Safe Drivers
PIERRE, S.D. – A Governor’s Proclamation and crashed vehicles staged at two major South Dakota shopping malls are part of the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety’s latest effort to encourage motorists of all ages to be safe drivers.