One arrested after car, stolen truck crash, nearly enter pond in west Mitchell

None of the involved agencies were able to immediately provide further information.

Tow truck workers attempt to retrieve one of two vehicles from a small pond near in the intersection of Ohlman St. and Norway Ave after a crash on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
Hunter Dunteman / Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — One individual was arrested after a reportedly stolen railroad truck collided with another vehicle in west Mitchell on Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., authorities in Mitchell received a report of t-bone crash near the intersection of Ohlman St. and Norway Ave, where two vehicles had exited the roadway and rolled to the edge of a pond in the ditch.

Officers from the Mitchell Police Division, deputies from the Davison County Sheriff's Office and troopers from the South Dakota Highway Patrol worked the scene while towing companies removed the vehicles.

One lane of traffic was closed while first responders worked the scene.

Dean Knippling, a Mitchell Police lieutenant, said at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a railroad truck was reported stolen from BNSF Railway's facility at 201 west Railroad Ave., directly behind the Mitchell police station.


A tow truck workers stands by as a vehicle involved in a crash near Ohlman St. and Norway Ave. begins to be lifted from a pond on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
Hunter Dunteman / Mitchell Republic

The Mitchell Police Division was not able to provide details regarding the crash or arrest, and referred immediate information requests to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol also did not immediately have further information.

The Davison County Sheriff's Office advised a press release would be issued at a later time.

This is a developing story. Check back with the Mitchell Republic for updates.

A South Dakota native, Hunter joined Forum Communications Company as a reporter for the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic in June 2021 and now works as a digital reporter for Forum News Service, focusing on local news in Sioux Falls. He also writes regional news spanning across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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