UPDATE: Police find truck involved in fatal Worthing hit-and-run, suspect arrested

Published: May. 24, 2018 at 9:58 AM CDT
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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said tips from the public have led to the location of a 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup truck involved in a hit and run accident that killed a woman last night.

The truck was located late this afternoon in southwest Sioux Falls. A suspect was located and identified as Christian Dixon, 21, of Sioux Falls.

Dixon is currently in custody on first degree manslaughter charges. An initial court appearance is pending but has not yet been set. Dixon is being held without bond.

Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson said this is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about the accident is encouraged to contact the sheriff's office at (605) 764-5661.


Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a vehicle after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Lincoln County.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs was hit Wednesday evening on a rural road north of Worthing.

Deputies say Jacobs was walking on 473rd Avenue between 278th and 277th Street around 7:45 p.m. when she was struck by a southbound vehicle.

Jacobs was reported missing when she failed to return from her walk. Her body was found in a road ditch by authorities early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Dennis Johnson says based on evidence found at the scene, the suspect vehicle is believed to be a 1999-2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup or an SUV such as a Tahoe, Suburban or Yukon with damage to the right front side of the vehicle. The passenger side rear view mirror is missing. Authorities have released a photo of the mirror which they say broke off from the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 605-764-5651.

Worthing is about ten miles south of Sioux Falls.

(Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the city as Worthington, rather than Worthing.)