NEW: Crash on Watertown’s south Highway 81 roundabout sends three people to hospital

July 26, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the roundabout on 20th Avenue Southeast just after 10 o’clock this morning. That’s where a Ford Explorer collided with a semi.

The collision caused the Explorer to leave the roadway and drive through the ditch and strike a storage garage in the Lester’s Gun and Pawn lot.

The semi continued around and came to stop on 20th Ave near Mack’s Steel.

There was a large amount of debris causing the round-bout to be shut down for about 30 minutes.

When all the debris and fluids were cleared from the roadway, the road was reopened to traffic.

Three people were injured and taken to Prairie Lakes Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Their names were not released.