SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota Information Now) – Dakota Information Now has simply realized of a automotive accident on I-29 that’s presently blocking visitors within the southbound lane close to Madison.
UPDATE: 6:06: In accordance with Deputy Carl Brakke of the Moody County Sheriff’s Workplace, the crash started close to the 109 Colman exit. Initially, a northbound automotive in the best lane was making an attempt to move one other automotive within the left lane and struck it, inflicting it to drive over the median and into the southbound lanes of I-29. The automotive that overturned got here to a cease on the shoulder, going through oncoming visitors.
“A whole lot of automobiles stopped all around the interstate. Some went to the best, some went to the aspect of the median, some stopped within the median,” mentioned Rep. Brakke. “Visitors from the north began to again up, and somebody behind was not paying consideration and hit three automobiles.”
Authorities aren’t certain of the precise variety of automobiles which have crashed, however Officer Brakke says, “A number of have been already stopped in visitors and the massive truck did not see them. He drove full pace into the rear, hitting two at a time, which went and hit two extra and hit a 3rd car.”
The automobiles continued to collide as a result of they weren’t being attentive to stopped or slow-moving visitors, authorities say.
“I have never been additional north from right here, however there have been two extra crashes all the way in which again to 114 of people that simply did not cease or yield to others who stopped earlier than them,” mentioned Officer Brakke.
Deputy Brakke says that so far as accidents, he’s conscious that Lake County, Dell Rapids, Flandreau ambulances, and the Flandreau and Colman hearth departments have all attended the scene.
Because of the extra of crashes, some can be investigated by the Freeway Patrol and others by the sheriff’s workplace. Of those that assisted on the scene, Deputy Brakke confirmed that the Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace assisted, the South Dakota Freeway Patrol was on scene and three items from the Moody County Sheriff’s Workplace have been current.
The complete extent and variety of accidents are unknown right now, Dakota Information Now will present extra data because it turns into obtainable.
UPDATE at 5:50: The crash accident included 5 automobiles.
UPDATE at 5:30: Visitors presently circulates in a single lane.
Beforehand: A number of automobiles are concerned in a crash that blocks the southbound lane heading towards Sioux Falls on I-29 close to Exit 109. Authorities say a number of automobiles are in a ditch and it is unclear what number of automobiles have been concerned. within the accident. Authorities are advising drivers to search out an alternate route for now.
Dakota Information Now will present updates as they turn out to be obtainable.
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