UPDATE: Car crashes into downtown Sioux Falls business, driver cited

Published: Jul. 11, 2019 at 11:49 AM CDT
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UPDATED 4:48 p.m.

Sioux Falls police responded to a vehicle accident that caused damage to a downtown Sioux Falls business Thursday morning.

Sioux Falls police said 21-year-old Serena Arrellano was the driver of a Chrysler Concorde and reported mechanical problems while driving eastbound on 11th Street near Phillips Avenue.

Police said Arrellano tried to pull to the south curb. The car then struck a building, Minervas Restaurant, and caused structural damage.

Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said the estimated damage to the building is $15,000.

Arrellano was cited for not having a driver’s license and valid insurance.


Original story:

A downtown Sioux Falls business was damaged after a car crashed into it Thursday morning.

A car crashed into Minervas Restaurant around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Witnesses who were inside the restaurant at the time tell KSFY News they heard a loud boom. They saw smoke in the kitchen area, but no flames were visible.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. There have been no reports of any serious injuries.