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Highway Patrol, RC Police investigating fatal crash involving police vehicle

Fatal crash involving police car in Rapid City.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One person died early Sunday morning in a two vehicle crash in Rapid City.

The names of the persons involved have not been released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Haines Avenue toward Patton Street.  The Volkswagen Jetta was traveling at a high rate of speed with its headlights off.  A marked Rapid City Police Department Dodge Durango was making a left turn into a parking lot and was struck by the Jetta.

The 26-year-old male driver of the Volkswagen Jetta sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Monument Health Rapid City.

He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The 27-year-old female passenger of the Jetta sustained fatal injuries and was deceased at the scene.

She was not wearing a seatbelt.

The 25-year-old male driver of the RCPD Dodge Durango patrol car sustained minor injuries. 

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


Rapid City, US
1:12 pm, September 26, 2023
few clouds
Wind: 20 mph
Pressure: 1019 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:44 am
Sunset: 6:44 pm
Avery Fogelman

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