SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 19-year-old from Bridgewater is recovering from a rollover crash in central Sioux Falls early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened at 2:30 near the intersection of East River Boulevard and Cliff Avenue. Police say the driver was alone when the car hit a boulder and flipped on its top.
The driver was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition. Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
Authorities are still investigating.
“The rough estimate was that the vehicle may have been traveling close to 80 miles per hour, but we’re still working on that and don’t have that final number yet,” Sioux Falls Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said.
Another man who was in the area and saw the crash happen ended up getting arrested.
Charles Solomon, 26, has been charged with DWI, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
A crash in eastern Sioux Falls shut down a road early Tuesday morning.
It happened around 2:30 a.m., along east River Boulevard, just east of Cliff Avenue. Our news crew got this video from the scene. You can see a car flipped over.
According to police, the driver lost control and went into the median causing the car to roll. Authorities say the driver was thrown from the car.
Paramedics took the driver to the hospital and officials say he’s in critical condition.
Police are still investigating but say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.