Investigation into fatal accident in Rapid City continues - KOTA Territory News

Investigation into fatal accident in Rapid City continues

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News release from the RCPD:

 

The Rapid City Police Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol are continuing to investigate the fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of E. North Street and Spruce Street on Oct. 11.

 

At 9:15 p.m., a caller reported an erratic driver in a white Chevy Impala near Highway 44 and Jolly Lane. The suspect was reportedly trying to run another vehicle off the road. A Pennington County Sheriff's deputy spotted the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 44. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on East North Street, near McDonalds. The suspect refused to pull over, and led law enforcement on a short pursuit eastbound to Anamosa Street, where the suspect made a u-turn and headed west on E. North Street.

 

The suspect ran a red light at the intersection of E. North Street and Spruce Street, crashing into a southbound Buick LeSabre. The suspect vehicle then rotated and hit a Cadillac CTS, causing the Cadillac to hit a silver Impala behind it. The driver of the suspect vehicle, Jimmy Pilcher, age 36 of Kyle, is currently in critical condition at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

 

A passenger in Pilcher's vehicle, Tamera Hunter, age 40 of Kyle, died at the scene. A second passenger in Pilcher's vehicle, Olin Janis, age 37 of Porcupine, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 

The drivers of the other three vehicles and one passenger were treated for non-life threatening injuries: Mary Biesman, age 81 of Rapid City, driver of the Buick LeSabre; Ty Acton, age 54 of Mitchell, Neb., driver of the Cadillac CTS; Debra Brunner, age 56 of Mitchell, Neb., passenger in the CTS; and Elizabeth Mousel, age 46 of Rapid City, driver of the silver Chevy Impala.

 

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash, though further details of the accident remain under investigation. Pilcher currently has an active warrant out of Custer County for a probation violation, and additional charges are pending.

 

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