Rapid City man arrested for DUI at fatal accident - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City man arrested for DUI at fatal accident

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A Rapid City man faces vehicular homicide among others charges after a weekend crash that killed one of his passengers.
 
Police arrested 27-year-old Joshua Cuny at the crash site Saturday night.

Police say Cuny was drinking and driving when he attempted to make a left turn on to West Main Street, and pulled out in front of a car.

The driver and one passenger in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Two passengers in Cuny's pick up were also hospitalized.

Calvin Bissonette, age 31, of Wanblee, later died at the hospital.
 
Cuny faces vehicular homicide, DUI charges, open container in a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, and a left turn violation.

(Original Story)

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 23rd, Rapid City Police responded to an accident at the intersection of West Main and Whitewood streets.  A Dodge Charger traveling eastbound on West Main had attempted to make a left turn onto Whitewood, turning in front of a westbound Nissan. 

The driver and one passenger in the Nissan were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers in the Charger were also transported. One of the Charger passengers, a 31-year-old male from Wanblee, later died at the hospital. 

The driver of the Charger, Josh Cuny, age 27 of Rapid City, was arrested on scene for DUI. Additional charges are pending. 

The name of the male victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of his family. The accident remains under investigation. 

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