Alcohol, speed believed to be involved in Sioux Falls crash


UPDATED 12:24 p.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Officers are looking fo the driver in a crash that injured two people in Sioux Falls Friday morning.

The Sioux Falls Police Department responded to West 26th Street and West Avenue at around 8:40 a.m. Authorities say a 27-year-old man, driving a black Chevy Avalanche, drove north through an intersection, hitting a Ram pickup west-bound.

The man driving the Ram and the passenger of the Avalanche were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Avalanche left the scene.

Officers are following up on leads. 

Police say alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash. 

12:08 p.m. 

Sioux Falls Police are trying to figure out exactly what happened leading up to a hit and run crash at 26th Street and West Avenue Friday morning. 

KELOLAND News arrived on scene at about 8:45 a.m. Witnesses told us the suspect first hit cars on the street in front of Edison Middle School – in the center of town. 

Witnesses say the suspect then took off north to 26th and West, driving through a stop sign and hitting a white pickup. Both the suspect’s pickup and the one that was hit landed in people’s yards. 

We saw at least two people taken from the scene by ambulance. 

Officer Sam Clemens didn’t have much information on the crash Friday morning at briefing, but he did call it a hit and run. It’s unclear if the suspect has been caught. 

We are working on gathering information.  We will post information as soon as we get it.  You’ll want to watch for updates on KELOLAND News you can also follow KELOLAND’s Kelli Volk on Twitter.

We will also be posting updates on 

9:17 a.m. 

Emergency crews are responding to a crash at 26th Street and West Avenue Friday morning. 

KELOLAND’s Chief Photographer Kevin Kjergaard took a photo from the scene showing plenty of damage. 

This is a developing story. Stay with KELOLAND News for the latest updates. 

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