UPDATE: Pedestrian killed on I-29 had ties to Sisseton area

January 3, 2023

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State Patrol has released the name of a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car on Interstate 29 south of Fargo early Sunday morning.

She was 19-year-old Destinee Tuttle of Santee, Nebraska. The patrol says Tuttle was living in the Peever-Sisseton area of northeastern South Dakota.

The driver, a Wahpeton man, saw Tuttle standing in the left lane of the interstate. He braked and tried to avoid her. His car went into the median and became stuck. Tuttle was thrown across the right lane and died on the scene. It happened shortly before 6 a.m.

Troopers are working to determine why she was standing on the interstate.

The patrol, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Sanford Ambulance and the Cass County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.