Weekend crash destroys Watertown storefront

May 23, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.– A girl escaped injury Saturday afternoon when the GMC Suburban she was driving crashed into a Watertown business.

Police say it happened just after 4:30 at Pearle Vision at 901 29th Street Southeast.

The girl, from Watertown, was driving southbound in the parking lot when she made a left hand turn, drove over a sidewalk, and then smashed through the front windows of the business.

Pearle Vision was closed at the time, and nobody was in the building at the time of the crash.

Police say no charges are expected against the juvenile driver, whose name was not released.