Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Accident Investigation

At approximately 10:48 p.m. on June 24, 2017, officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department were dispatched, along with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Paramedics Plus, to Ninth Street and Cliff Avenue for a hit-and-run accident involving two pedestrians. Upon arrival officers discovered a male victim and a female victim lying in the street. The male was conscious but suffered a broken leg and internal injuries. The female victim was not conscious and not breathing, with multiple broken bones. Officers began CPR on the female. Both were transported to Avera McKennan Hospital for medical treatment. Upon arrival at the hospital, medical personnel were able to revive and stabilize the female victim.

Sioux Falls Police Department Accident Reconstruction Specialists were called to the scene to conduct a reconstruction of the accident scene and begin their criminal investigation into the accident. Minnehaha County Emergency Management also responded to assist with lighting the accident scene for investigators.

At this time the Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle involved in the accident. Witnesses described the vehicle as a four-door blue sedan. The vehicle will have front end damage to include a smashed windshield. The vehicle was occupied by two Asian or Native American males at the time of the accident. If the public has information, they are asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 605-367-7007.