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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


Pennington County Fatal Crash
A Nebraska man died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 44 near Farmingdale on Friday, Aug. 1.


Motorists, Bikers Urged to Share Road as Sturgis Rally Begins
STURGIS, S.D. – As the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally nears, the South Dakota Highway Patrol is reminding drivers and bikers to share the road, especially in the heavy traffic expected in the Black Hills area.


State Troopers Join Coast-to-Coast I-90/94 Safety Challenge
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is joining law enforcement agencies from 14 other states in a four-day, coast-to-coast, high-visibility enforcement campaign focused on Interstates 90 and 94 beginning Friday.


Disaster Declaration Approved for June Flooding, Tornadoes
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that 12 South Dakota counties, including the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, will receive federal financial help to recover from a series of June storms that produced damaging tornadoes and flooding.

SBA Disaster Loan Centers in South Dakota to Close This Week
Small Business Administration outreach centers set up to help victims of flooding and tornadoes will close this week in three South Dakota cities.

Meade County Fatal Crash
A Colorado man died in a one-vehicle crash on the New Underwood Road about 14 miles south of S.D. Highway 34 on Sunday, July 27.


Clay County Fatal Crash
A Volin, S.D., woman died in a one vehicle crash on 455th Avenue a mile north of Wakonda on Sunday, July 20.

Butte County Fatal Crash
A Belle Fourche man died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Wood Road in Belle Fourche on Saturday, July 19.


Gov. Daugaard Seeks Disaster Declaration for Tornadoes, Flooding
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakota recover from tornadoes and flooding produced by severe storms during the period June 13-20.


Brown County Fatal Crash
An Aberdeen, S.D, man died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 about two miles east of Mina on Thursday, July 17.

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
A Sioux Falls woman died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 229 near the interchange with Interstate 29 on Wednesday, July 16.


Emergency Dispatch Services Consolidating in Central South Dakota
Effective Wednesday, July 16, the City of Pierre and State Department of Public Safety are consolidating emergency and law enforcement dispatch services in central South Dakota into a single operation run by the city.

Governor Daugaard Urges Flood, Tornado Victims to Contact SBA
Gov. Dennis Daugaard today urged South Dakotans whose homes or businesses suffered tornado or flood damage to take advantage of low-interest disaster loans available from the Small Business Administration (SBA).


Fall River County Fatal Crash
An Oelrichs man died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 385 two miles north of the Nebraska border on Monday, July 14.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
A Texas man died in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 385 about five miles south of Deadwood on Saturday, July 12.


Gov. Daugaard Seeks SBA Help for Flooding, Tornado Victims
Gov. Dennis Daugaard today asked the Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster assistance to help South Dakotans recover from damages caused by flooding and tornadoes during a series of June storms.


FEMA Rejects State Request for Individual Assistance for June Storms
South Dakota received word today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has rejected the state’s request for Individual Assistance programs to help residents impacted by tornadoes and flooding.


Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
A Hetland, S.D, man died in a one-vehicle crash about seven miles northwest of Arlington on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Jones County Fatal Crash
A Rapid City, S.D., man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 about nine miles west of Murdo on Saturday, July 5.


Highway Patrol Encourages Safe Driving Over Independence Day Holiday
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is encouraging travelers to make safe driving decisions over the Independence Day holiday.

State Seeks Preliminary Damage Assessment of Tornadoes, Flooding
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a joint preliminary damage assessment (PDA) of the cost of damages to public infrastructure from June tornadoes and flooding.


Gov. Daugaard Seeks Individual Assistance for Flood, Tornado Damage
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakotans whose homes and businesses were damaged by a tornado and flooding last month.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
Yankton, S.D. – A Yankton man died in a one-vehicle crash near the intersection of 434th Avenue and Kaiser Road about five miles west of Yankton on Monday, June 30.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned
The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in 14 counties in July.


Fall River County Fatal Crash
EDGEMONT, S.D. – A Box Elder, S.D., woman died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 18, one mile east of the Wyoming and South Dakota border near Edgemont, S.D.


Highway Patrol Trains South Dakota Youth Recruits at Trooper Academy in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – A group of South Dakota teens trained this week with the Highway Patrol at the Youth Trooper Academy in Pierre. It was co-sponsored by the American Legion.

Vikings’ Greenway to Help with Wessington Springs Youth Needs
Minnesota Vikings’ linebacker Chad Greenway is joining the effort to help the children of Wessington Springs find some fun after the June 18 tornado destroyed homes and businesses in the community.

Perkins County Fatal Crash
MEADOW, S.D. – A Faith, S.D., man died Thursday in a one vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Athboy Road and S.D. Highway 73 near Meadow, S.D.


Statewide Texting While Driving Ban Effective July 1
South Dakota’s Office of Highway Safety reminds drivers that a statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect on July 1.

New Law Makes Online Renewal of Driver License More Convenient
Online renewal of South Dakota driver licenses will be more convenient when a new law easing vision-test requirements takes effect on July 1.


Gov. Daugaard Seeks FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment for Homes, Businesses
Gov. Dennis Daugaard today requested that FEMA and SBA join state teams in a preliminary damage assessment of flood-related impacts to homes and businesses in three South Dakota counties because of recent heavy rains and a tornado.

Highway 34 to Close East of Howes at Noon (CDT)
State officials say Highway 34 east of Howes will be closed at noon (CDT) today (Monday, June 23) to allow crews to make temporary repairs for damage caused by heavy rains in the past several days.

Highway Patrol to Train South Dakota Youth Recruits at Trooper Academy in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – A group of South Dakota teens will train this week with the Highway Patrol at the Youth Trooper Academy in Pierre. The week of training is co-sponsored by the American Legion.

Fire Marshal Urges Fourth of July Fireworks Safety
Sale of fireworks in South Dakota is legal beginning Friday, June 27, and Fire Marshal Paul Merriman reminds residents to be safe as they observe Independence Day.


Highway 34 Likely to Close East of Howes on Monday
State officials say Highway 34 east of Howes likely will be closed sometime Monday, June 23, to allow crews to repair damage caused by heavy rains in the past several days.

Codington County Fatal Crash
A Watertown, S.D, man died in a one-vehicle crash near the intersection of 442nd Avenue and Medicine Lake Drive southeast of Florence on Saturday, June 21.

Wessington Springs Establishes Volunteer Center
Officials coordinating Wessington Springs’ recovery from a June 18 tornado have established a volunteer reception center to match those offering assistance with community resident who need help.


Officials Warn Public To Stay Off Closed Roads
State officials are warning motorists that driving around barricades on closed sections of highways could result in a dangerous situation for drivers.

Wessington Springs Makes Progress in Tornado Clean-up
Tornado clean-up efforts focused on clearing streets and removing debris from public property continue in the community of Wessington Springs and the surrounding Jerauld County.


Wessington Springs Tornado Relief Fund Established
Officials in Wessington Springs have established a relief fund and are finalizing a donation-reception center as the community works to recover from a devastating tornado Wednesday evening.

Interstate 29 Open
Interstate 29, is now open to traffic in southeastern South Dakota, state officials say.