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Three Davison County residents sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash in Mitchell. Gladys Reinesch, an 82-year-old from Mitchell, failed to yield after stopping at a stop sign...
RELIANCE — A 17-year-old from Lower Brule was seriously injured after being ejected in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night. Jerwin Wilson was traveling south on 327th Avenue, 1 mile west and 6 miles north of Reliance, near the intersection of 235th Street at 6:30 p.m. when he met an oncoming car traveling in the opposite direction, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Wilson overcorrected the 2004 Oldsmobile Bravada he was driving and the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. Wilson was not wearing a seat belt, officials say.
FREEMAN — One person was injured and arrested Tuesday following a one-vehicle rollover crash south of Freeman. Joshua Krull, 26, of Freeman, suffered minor injuries Tuesday and was arrested for DUI after crashing a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 about 1 mile south of Freeman, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. At about 9:30 p.m., Krull was traveling northbound on 435th Avenue when the vehicle drifted into the east ditch, just north of 279th Street, and rolled.
DALLAS, S.D. — An area man pleaded not guilty recently to raping a minor and giving her methamphetamine, among other charges. Donald Story, 51, of Dallas, South Dakota, pleaded not guilty on May 17 to 10 criminal charges related to harming a 14-year-old, including two counts of rape, two counts of distributing drugs, having sexual contact, sexual exploitation, and possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The most recent Democrat to hold statewide elected office in South Dakota has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Former U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, who served as one of South Dakota's two senators from 1997 to 2015, endorsed the former Secretary of State and fellow former Democratic Senator's campaign for president Monday, according to a news release from the Clinton campaign. Johnson joins former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle, also of South Dakota, in his support of Clinton.
WESSINGTON SPRINGS — A utility vehicle engulfed in flames Sunday night in Wessington Springs. Jim Vavra, fire chief with the Wessington Springs Volunteer Fire Department, said a 2015 John Deere Gator, owned by Wessington Springs resident Jerry Caffee, burned up while being driven by one of Caffee's relatives on the intersection of Wallace Avenue and Sixth Street at approximately 9 p.m. No one was injured in the incident and no foul play is suspected.
WAGNER—A Nebraska woman suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon south of Wagner, after failing to negotiate a curve. Jennifer Trease, 47, of Orchard, Nebraska, was traveling westbound at 3:05 p.m. on Charles Mix Road 2, about 13 miles south of Wagner when she failed to negotiate a curve and went into the ditch, said Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Trease was not wearing a helmet and suffered minor injuries.
FREEMAN—A man suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon south of Freeman. Dean Schulte, 51, of Mission Hill, was traveling west on 291st Street near the intersection of U.S. Highway 81, when he lost control of the 2010 Harley Davison motorcycle he was driving and entered the ditch, according to Tony Mangan, public information officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The crash occurred at 4:54 p.m. Sunday.
An Artesian man was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless driving Sunday after he nearly struck a child and then crashed the vehicle he was driving on Indian Village Road in Mitchell. Trevor Wormstadt, 23, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro above the posted speed limit before losing control of the vehicle on the winding road, according to Mitchell Patrol Officer Mici Bolgrean. When Wormstadt lost control, Bolgrean said he nearly struck a child fishing alongside the roadway. The child was not hurt.
Berniece Sellars, Mitchell, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, June 5. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1504 E. Fifth Ave., Mitchell, S.D., 57301.