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Woman Describes Car-Pedestrian Crash Scene

January 24, 2014, 6:03 PM by Brady Mallory

Woman Describes Car-Pedestrian Crash Scene
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

One man is dead after the driver of a car him near 16th Street and Sycamore Avenue in Sioux Falls. Paramedics took the 43-year-old man to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The sound of an ambulance caught Kristy Matute Gonzalez's attention. 

"Right in front of my house," Matute Gonzalez said.

Not knowing what was going on, she and her young daughter went outside to check out the noise. They saw the damaged car, and the man lying on the sidewalk. Had she known she was walking toward a crash scene, this mother would never have let her daughter out of the house.

"She took it really hard. She started crying right away. Took her to school, she started crying all the way to school," Matute Gonzalez said.

So far, authorities have not filed criminal charges against the driver, and police have not arrested anyone. They are still figuring out whom, if anyone is at fault. Police are notifying the victim's relatives, and have not released his name, or the driver's name.

This is not a hit and run crash. 

"All we could hear was, 'He's unresponsive. He's unresponsive,'" Matute Gonzalez said.

Authorities responded to the crash just after 7 a.m. on Friday. Investigators are looking for any witnesses who can give them a better idea of what happened.

Sioux Falls Police Department Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said car-pedestrian crashes are not too common in Sioux Falls, but there are a couple in the city every year.

"There's always a different set of circumstances. Sometimes it's the pedestrian that's not paying attention, sometimes it's the driver that's not paying attention," Clemens said.

Matute Gonzalez hopes this never happens here again, but said drivers and pedestrians need to be careful around this much traffic.

"This street is very busy. It is a crazy street," Matute Gonzalez said. "There's accidents there all the time."

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