UPDATE:  Arrest made in deadly hit and run crash in Sioux Falls

August 1, 2023

BRANDON, S.D.–A Brandon man involved in a hit-and-run that killed a motorcyclist in eastern Sioux Falls on Saturday night has been identified and arrested

The incident happened at Arrowhead Parkway and Veterans Parkway.

A motorcycle was going west on Arrowhead Parkway, and a 2011 Lincoln Navigator was making a left turn to go north onto Veterans Parkway. The vehicle turned in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle hit the side of the vehicle, and the rider was thrown.

The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly and then left the scene.

Brandon police found the driver’s vehicle. The man who fled claimed that he intended to notify police, but he had not at that time.

The suspect — 37-year-old Anthony Surdez from Brandon — was arrested for DWI and Hit and Run and Vehicular Homicide.

The motorcyclist killed in the crash was 29-year-old Jonathan Paulsness from Sioux Falls.