Rapid City PD squad car involved in deadly crash

September 4, 2023

RAPID CITY, S.D.–One person died Sunday morning in a two vehicle crash in Rapid City involving a police department squad car.

A 2003 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Haines Avenue toward Patton Street. The Volkswagen Jetta was traveling at a high rate of speed with its headlights off. A marked

Rapid City Police Department Dodge Durango was making a left turn into a parking lot and was struck by the Jetta.

The 26-year-old male driver of the Volkswagen Jetta sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Monument Health Rapid City.

The 27-year-old female passenger of the Jetta sustained fatal injuries and was deceased at the scene.

The Rapid City police officer sustained minor injuries.