Rapid City man arrested after collision sends truck down 25-foot ditch

2012-09-01T22:10:00Z 2014-09-08T14:26:57Z Rapid City man arrested after collision sends truck down 25-foot ditchRuth Moon Journal staff Rapid City Journal
September 01, 2012 10:10 pm  • 

A Rapid City man was arrested Saturday after his vehicle spun across a median and pushed a truck down an embankment when he tried to calm his dog.

Tyson Andersen, 26, of Rapid City was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Passat north on Highway 385 near mile marker 97 when his dog started acting up, said Derek Mann, a trooper with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. When Andersen reached over to calm the animal, his vehicle crossed the center line on the highway and collided with a 1988 Dodge pickup driven by Robert Kobes, 50, of Box Elder, Mann said.

The force of the collision pushed Kobes' truck off the road and down a 25-foot ditch, Mann said. Andersen fled the scene and was later arrested, accused of hit and run, failure to report a crash and not having insurance, Mann said.

Neither driver was injured in the crash, Mann said.

Contact Ruth Moon at 394-8415 or ruth.moon@rapidcityjournal.com

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