“Sioux Falls Man Identified as Fatality in Wrong-Way Crash”

By | July 26, 2023



A Sioux Falls man, Samuel Vining, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Kadoka. Vining was driving in the wrong direction on I-90 when his Hyundai Elantra collided head-on with a Chrysler Town and Country. The driver of the Chrysler, Isaac Thompson, and the passenger, Mahra Wick, both sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries. The crash resulted in the closure of I-90 for two hours. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. Cindy Bahe reported

Sioux Falls Man Identified as Fatality in Crash Near Kadoka

A tragic accident occurred 18 miles west of Kadoka, claiming the life of a 31-year-old man from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Samuel Vining was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Saturday, July 22 at 9:39 p.m., resulting in fatal injuries.

The incident involved Vining’s 2020 Hyundai Elantra, which was traveling in the wrong direction on the eastbound lane of I-90. The Hyundai collided head-on with a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Isaac Thompson, 24, from Stevens Point, WI. The crash took place near mile marker 134. Fortunately, Vining was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Isaac Thompson suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries and was promptly transported to Philip Hospital for treatment. Additionally, the passenger in the Chrysler, identified as Mahra Wick, 22, from Gile, WI, sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Rapid City. Both Thompson and Wick were wearing their seatbelts, which likely minimized the severity of their injuries.

Due to the crash, I-90 had to be temporarily closed for approximately two hours, with traffic being rerouted to ensure the safety of motorists.


The South Dakota Highway Patrol (SDHP) has initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident, aiming to determine the causes and contributing factors.