UPDATE: Authorities investigating fatal crash in northwestern Sioux Falls

Multiple agencies responded to a crash along Highway 38 Wednesday morning.
Multiple agencies responded to a crash along Highway 38 Wednesday morning.(KSFY)
Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 9:08 AM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Officials say a Wednesday morning crash on the northwestern edge of Sioux Falls resulted in a fatality.

The two-vehicle crash took place just before 8 a.m. on Highway 38 near Marion Road.

According to the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, a car collided with a garbage truck head-on.

The 21-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the garbage truck was not injured.

The names of those involved have not been released.

Several agencies responded to a crash in northwestern Sioux Falls around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

It happened along Highway 38 between La Mesa Drive and Marion Road, which is west of I-29.

Dakota News Now reporter Scott Engen was on scene, but authorities wouldn’t give him any details of what happened. Engen said he could see that two vehicles were involved though. We’ve reached out to Tony Mangan with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety to get more information on the crash. We’ve learned the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash and have reached out for more information.

Sioux Falls police, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue all responded to the crash.

Earlier in the morning, less than an inch of snow had fallen in the Sioux Falls area. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office tweeted around 5:00 AM Wednesday, warning people about the snow. They encouraged drivers to take their time because of slippery roads.

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