One killed after car drives into Sioux Falls quarry
The victim was extricated by Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and pronounced dead at the scene.
SIOUX FALLS — One person was killed Saturday, Feb. 11, after a vehicle drove into a quarry in northwestern Sioux Falls.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m., first responders in Sioux Falls were dispatched to the quarries near West Madison Street and North Lyon Boulevard for a report of a vehicle that had traveled into a rock quarry.
Upon arrival, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue personnel extricated one victim from the quarry. The driver, a 50-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. No other passengers occupied the vehicle, and the driver did appear to be wearing a seat belt.
A preliminary investigation conducted by the Sioux Falls Police Department indicates that a Dodge Ram pickup was traveling southwest from the intersection and crashed into the quarry. Investigators are working to determine whether drugs, alcohol or speed were a factor.
The identity of the driver is being withheld by police until family notification can be made. The investigation remains ongoing.