Mitchell man airlifted to Sioux Falls following two-vehicle crash south of Miller

Posted May 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm
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A passenger car crossed the center line of SD Highway 45, colliding with this 2012 Kenworth semi. The semi driver does not face any charges.

A 28-year-old Mitchell man, Kelvin Peterson was taken by ambulance and later transported by air to a Sioux Falls hospital for continued treatment following a two vehicle accident 12 miles south of Miller, Thursday morning.

Hand County Ambulance, Sheriff’s Office & Emergency Management, South Dakota Game & Fish, and Miller Fire Department Jaws Unit were dispatched to the scene of the accident on SD Hwy 45 near mile post 97, at 10:20 a.m., May 22. According to the initial report, a small passenger car had struck an “oversized load” causing injury.

When the responders arrived they found Peterson, the driver of the car, trapped inside his vehicle and firemen had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate him.

The driver of the other vehicle, Stewart Turnwall (66) of Sioux Falls reported no injuries.

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Kelvin Peterson, Mitchell, was extricated from his 2001 Volkswagon Jetta after he struck a semi. Peterson faces DWI, no proof of insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as other charges.