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Friday's Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information
Below are the statistics from 6 a.m., Tuesday, July 28 to 6 a.m., Friday, July 31


Presidential Disaster Declaration Approved For June Storms
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Thursday that 12 South Dakota counties and three tribes will receive funding assistance to help recover from June storms that did an estimated $2.95 million in damage to public property.

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned For August
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans sobriety checkpoints in 17 counties during the month of August.


Motorists Urged To Be Patient, Cooperative As 75th Annual Sturgis Rally Begins
STURGIS, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials are urging drivers and bikers to show patience and cooperation on the roads as the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally nears.


Highway Patrol Thanks Public for Assistance in Person of Interest Case
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials are thanking the public and the media for their assistance in apprehending a person of interest.


Highway Patrol Continues Search For Person of Interest
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to search for a person of interest who is a suspect in several possible stolen vehicles.


Highway Patrol Seeks Person of Interest
HARTFORD. – On July 22, the South Dakota Highway Patrol recovered a stolen vehicle near Hartford.

Gov. Daugaard Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For June Storms
PIERRE, S.D – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakota recover from June storms that did an estimated $2.95 million in damage to public property.

Walworth County Fatal Crash
SELBY – A Glenview, IL., motorcycle rider, identified as Irwin Lyons, died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash four miles west of Selby.


Highway Patrol Begins Women’s Recruiting Sessions
PIERRE, S.D. – An effort to encourage more women to join its ranks has been started by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


McCook County Fatal Crash
BRIDGEWATER, S.D. -- An Emery, S.D., man, identified as Ronald Triebwasser, was killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Friday afternoon near Bridgewater.

Names Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
PARKSTON, S.D. -- The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of a Parkston man who was killed in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon two miles north of Parkston.


Hutchinson County Fatal Crash
PARKSTON, S.D. -- A Parkston man, 52, was killed in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon two miles north of Parkston.


Ribbon Cutting Held for New Highway Patrol Office in Rapid City
A new era for the South Dakota Highway Patrol was ushered in Thursday morning with the opening of a new district office in Rapid City.


Hanson County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A Corsica, S.D., man, identified as Kevin Gardeman, 62, was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash Wednesday afternoon near Mitchell.

Third Fatality in Moody County Crash (Updated)
FLANDREAU, S.D. – A third person has died from injuries sustained Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred southeast of Flandreau.

Highway Safety Official: 16 fatalities in 14 days
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Safety officials are again reminding motorists to be careful in the wake of 16 fatalities that have occurred on South Dakota roads since July 1.


Highway Patrol Releases Numbers from June Sobriety Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers arrested 55 people for DUI during 94 checkpoints and saturation patrols held statewide during June.

Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – An adult and a juvenile were killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred southeast of Flandreau.


Yankton County Fatal Crash
YANKTON, S.D. – Two Yankton residents were killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon five miles west of Yankton.


Highway Patrol Releases Victim’s Name in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
BALTIC, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has now released the name of a Dell Rapids man who died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Baltic.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash (Friday Afternoon)
BALTIC, S.D. -- A Dell Rapids man, 89, died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash west of Baltic.

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Marion, S.D., man, identified as Roger Waltner, 60, was killed Thursday afternoon in a motorcycle-passenger car crash that occurred 11 miles west of Sioux Falls.


Gov. Daugaard Requests FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment of Storm Damage In South Dakota Counties
PIERRE, S.D – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested that FEMA join state and local teams for a preliminary assessment of damage done to public property during storms that occurred statewide June 17-24.


Lincoln County Fatal Crash
LENNOX, S.D. -- A Lennox, S.D., man, identified as Roger Almond, 62, died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near Lennox.

Lawrence County Fatal Crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- A Spearfish woman, identified as Megan Kellogg, 29, was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon near Spearfish.


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. -- Names now have been released of those involved in Friday afternoon's two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 29, two miles south of the Baltic exit.

Kingsbury County Fatal Crash
ARLINGTON, S.D. -- An Arlington, S.D. woman, identified as Barbara Hudy, 71, died in a one-vehicle crash Friday night in Arlington.


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. -- A Brookings, S.D., man, 60, died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29, 2 miles south of the Baltic exit.


South Dakota to Participate in National “See Something, Say Something” campaign
PIERRE, S.D. – As part of a national anti-terrorism effort, South Dakotans are being encouraged to become involved in protecting their community by reporting suspicious activity.


Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for July
PIERRE, S.D. – Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol in 17 counties during July.

Changes to Commercial Driver Licensing Regulations Begin Wednesday
PIERRE, S.D. – Several changes in South Dakota Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL) regulations become law Wednesday, July 1.


Process In Place For Name Change Requests For South Dakota Driver Licenses
PIERRE, S.D. – Effective today, same-sex married couples can get their names changed on their South Dakota driver licenses.


Miner County Fatal Crash
HOWARD, S.D. -- A Howard, S.D., man, identified as Bradley Neises, 51, died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Howard.


Codington County Fatal Crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. -- A Lake Norden man, identified as Jeffrey McCray, died in a two-vehicle accident that happened Friday afternoon in Watertown.


Moody County Fatal Crash
FLANDREAU, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man, identified as Jeremy Langley, 33, was killed in a motorcycle crash that happened Friday afternoon near Flandreau.

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
BERESFORD, S.D. – A Maryland man, identified as Lonnie Manuel, Jr., was killed in a motorcycle/semi-truck crash that occurred Friday morning near Beresford.

Fire Marshal Urges Fourth of July Fireworks Safety
PIERRE, S.D. – While there has been more rain in most of South Dakota this summer, state Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says the public still needs to be safe discharging legal fireworks this July Fourth holiday.

Davison County Fatal Crash (Names Added)
MITCHELL, S.D. – Names have now officially been released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol regarding a one vehicle fatal crash that occurred Thursday morning two miles west of Mitchell.


Davison County Fatal Crash
MITCHELL, S.D. – A 14-year-old Mitchell male died Thursday in a one vehicle fatal crash two miles west of Mitchell.

Roberts County Fatal Vehicle Fire
SUMMIT, S.D. – A Veblen woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle fire earlier this month four miles south of Summit.


Fees for some driver license applications to increase July 1
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakotans will see an increase in driver license application fees starting July 1.


Highway Patrol’s Youth Trooper Academy Being Held in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – A group of South Dakota teens this week is learning what it is like to train as an actual recruit to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


South Dakota State Fire School This Weekend in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. – An estimated 400 South Dakota firefighters are expected to attend the annual state Fire School being held this weekend in Pierre.


Sioux Falls Woman Receives Life Saving Award
PIERRE, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman, who pulled an injured driver away from a burning vehicle, has received the highest civilian award presented by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


Highway Patrol Trooper Olson Receives AAA South Dakota State Trooper of the Year Award
PIERRE, S.D. – Trooper Josh Olson, a 13-year veteran of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, has been named as the South Dakota State Trooper of the Year.


Lawrence County Fatal Crash
LEAD, S.D. – A Kennewick, WA man, identified as Donald Restad, died Thursday in a motorcycle crash 15 miles south of Lead.


FEMA Rejects State Request for Individual Assistance for May Tornado
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota received word Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has rejected the state’s request for Individual Assistance programs to help residents impacted by a tornado in May.


Gov. Daugaard Seeks Individual Assistance for Tornado Damage
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakotans whose homes and businesses were damaged by a tornado and severe storm event May 10 in Douglas and Charles Mix counties. That includes the city of Delmont, which was heavily damaged by a tornado.


Highway Patrol to Conduct Statewide Sobriety Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols statewide during the month of June.

Gregory County Fatal Crash
HERRICK, S.D. – A Herrick, S.D., man, identified as Steven Wheeler, 24, died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash that occurred one mile east of Herrick.


Victim Identified in Pennington County Fatal Crash
Wall, S.D. – Authorities have now identified a Sallisaw, Oklahoma man who died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash that occurred 10 miles south of Wall.

Debris Removal Requires Closure of Delmont
PIERRE, S.D. – The use of heavy equipment and trailers to haul debris will mean closing parts of the city of Delmont to vehicle and foot traffic for two days this week.

Hamlin County Fatal Crash
LAKE NORDEN, S.D – A Bryant juvenile male, identified as Colton Beld, 10, was killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday morning 4.5 miles west of Lake Norden.


Marshall County Fatal Rollover
AMHERST, S.D – A Claremont, S.D., man, identified as Darren Stahl, was killed in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Sunday night, one mile north of Amherst.

Pennington County Fatal Crash
Wall, S.D. – A Sallisaw, Oklahoma man died Saturday in a one-vehicle crash that occurred 10 miles south of Wall.


Delmont Cleanup Continues
PIERRE, S.D. – Cleanup continues in Delmont as citizens and volunteers clear away debris caused by the May 10 tornado.


South Dakota, Minnesota Troopers Join in I-90 Safety Operation
PIERRE, S.D. – Troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota, along with local law enforcement, join together later this week for a 21-hour joint operation designed to promote highway safety.


Delmont Cleanup Continues More Items Requested
PIERRE, S.D. - Cleanup work continues in Delmont, one week after a May 10 tornado did extensive damage to the community.


Walworth County Fatal Crash
BOWDLE, S.D. – A Colton, S.D. man, identified as David Hoffman, was killed and five others seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday on U.S. Highway 12, eight miles west of Bowdle.


Latest Numbers on Delmont Tornado Recovery
PIERRE, S.D. – Here are some of the latest numbers in the tornado recovery efforts at Delmont:

Donations Still Needed for Delmont
PIERRE, S.D. -- People interested in supporting the Delmont tornado response are asked to consider making donations of money or items that can be used by the survivors.


Volunteer Reception Center Opens Friday in Delmont
PIERRE, S.D. - Citizens who want to help Delmont residents clean up from Sunday's tornado can do so starting Friday.

Boil Water Order Lifted in Delmont
PIERRE, S.D. – A Boil Water Order has been lifted in Delmont, meaning that the community’s water is safe for residents to use. Residents are now able to use the water for drinking, bathing and cooking.

Victim Identified in Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man, who died Wednesday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred in Tea, has now been identified.


Multi Agency Resource Center Opens in Delmont
PIERRE, S.D. – A one stop site opens Thursday in Delmont for citizens who need tornado recovery assistance.

Gov. Daugaard Seeks FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment of Tornado Damage to Homes and Businesses
PIERRE, S.D – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested that FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) join state teams for a preliminary damage assessment of impacts to homes and businesses in two South Dakota counties resulting from the May 10 tornado.

Lincoln County Fatal Crash
TEA, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man died Wednesday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred in Tea.

Delmont Establishes Donations Management Center
DELMONT, S.D. - A donations management center has opened today (Wednesday) in Delmont to help residents impacted by the May 10 tornado that destroyed a major portion of that town.


Highway Patrol remembers troopers killed in line of duty
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is spending this Law Enforcement Memorial Week remembering the five Highway Patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty.

Latest Updates on Tornado Damage
PIERRE, S.D. – Here are the latest confirmed updates regarding the response to the Sunday tornado that damaged Delmont and the surrounding area.


Delmont Disaster Relief Fund Established
DELMONT, S.D – Officials in Delmont have established a relief fund as the community works to recover from a devastating tornado Sunday morning.


EOC activated to help with local response to tornado in Delmont
PIERRE, S.D – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety, at the request of Governor Dennis Daugaard, has conducted a partial activation of the state Emergency Operations Center in Pierre to coordinate the local response to the town of Delmont where a tornado touched down Sunday morning.


Marshall County Fatal Crash
VEBLEN, S.D. – Two Sisseton, S.D. men, identified as Waylon Horne and Keith DuMarce, were killed in a one-vehicle rollover that occurred Saturday night near Veblen, S.D.

Moody County Fatal Crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – A Brandon, S.D. man, identified as Adam Bauer, died early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29.