Charges filed in Sioux Falls crash that killed two, injured four others

November 19, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Criminal charges have been filed in a high-speed crash that killed two young men in Sioux Falls more than six months ago.

Twenty-three-year-old Tayten Stebbins was booked into the Minnehaha County Jail Thursday evening on a long list of charges, including first-degree manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

Investigators say Stebbins was going 115 mph on the city’s east side May 8 when he ran a red light at an intersection and crashed into a car, killing 17-year-old Javier Velasquez, of Brandon, and a passenger, 20-year-old Pascal Niyonkuru, of Sioux Falls.

Two other passengers were injured, as was Stebbins and his passenger.

Velasquez and Niyonkuru, who worked together at Buffalo Wild Wings, were pronounced dead at the scene.