Three people injured in Saturday single-vehicle accident near Brookings

Three people are injured in a Saturday morning accident just south of Brookings.

Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says an SUV driven by 18-year-old Misha May Pickard was northbound on 472nd Avenue. About a half-mile south of 217th Street the vehicle went into the ditch, hit a field approach and vaulted into the air, landing on its wheels. It happened just before noon.

Pickard and a passenger 18-year-old Julian Rae Weishaar, were transported by ambulance to the Brookings Hospital. Weishaar was later airlifted to a hospital in Sioux Falls. The other passenger, 21-year-old Jordon Laplante,was taken to the hopspital by private party. Sebring says seatbelt use is unknown at this time.

Sebring says alcohol was a factor and Pickard is facing charges of DUI, underage consumption, vehicular battery, reckless driving, and open container.


August 24, 2020