On Thursday evening, October 19, 2017, at around 6:20 p.m., the Sioux Falls Police Department received a call regarding a van driving recklessly near West 26th Street and South Minnesota Avenue. The vehicle was described as a white van, traveling north on Minnesota Avenue at a high rate of speed and swerving in traffic.
Several minutes after the call was received, an officer saw the van near the intersection of First Avenue and 11th Street. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed turning east on 11th Street and south on Second Avenue. The officer did not pursue the van as it fled. However, the van continued to travel at a high rate of speed failing to stop for the red light at 14th Street. The van collided with two other vehicles at the intersection of South Second Avenue and 14th Street.
Sioux Falls Police and Firefighters responded to the scene. Three damaged vehicles were found at the crash scene—a Subaru, a Chevy, and the white van. One person was trapped inside the van and had to be assisted out by police. The reckless driver of the van fled from the scene toward South Dakota Avenue. The driver has not been located at this time. Nobody was seriously injured in the crash. The traffic on West 14th Street was rerouted for approximately one hour.
A preliminary investigation found that the driver of the van, 23-year-old Kaleb IronHeart, is suspected of being intoxicated at the time of the incident. Officers are currently attempting to locate IronHeart regarding this incident.
Anyone with information regarding IronHeart’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Sioux Falls Police at 605-367-7000.