Three people are hospitalized and facing charges for underage drinking after being trapped in a Ford Taurus that wrapped around tree in the 800 block of Seventh St. early Sunday morning.
Emergency responders used extrication equipment to free the three victims from the car that crashed after hitting three parked cars, according to Rapid City police spokeswoman Tarah Heupel. The victims were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
“The back bumper was touching the front bumper and all three were trapped in the front seat,” Heupel said. The accident happened around 3:36 a.m.
The driver of the Taurus, Corrina Sitting Bear, 19, of Rapid City is charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, vehicular battery, driving with a suspended license and minor consuming.
Also charged with minor consuming are: Wakinyan Blindman, 18, and a 15-year-old female, both of Rapid City.