We’ve all seen the exciting police chases in the movies. But in real life, high-speed chases can lead to tragic results.
Police pursuits that end in crashes kill at least one person a day. One such chase in Moody County in the summer of 2017, didn’t end in death but rather disabilities of three young people.
Morgan Ten Eyck was an busy 19-year-old working toward a nursing a career when she was a passenger in a pickup pursued by law enforcement. Her parents still have many questions about why it happened at all.
“It should be easier than it’s been to get that closure–to get the answers we need,” father Tom Ten Eyck said.
Coming up in our KELOLAND News investigation, The Price of Pursuit, on KELOLAND News at 10, we look into who was doing the chasing in this Moody County case and why and how hard it is to get police policies on pursuits in South Dakota.