Sioux Falls Red Light Runner Collides with Drunk Driver at Cliff and Benson
Three cars crashed early today (July 26) in Sioux Falls. One of the victims got into the most trouble because of it.
Sioux Falls Police Department Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said it happened about 5:00 AM at the intersection of Benson Road and Cliff Avenue.
“A 2001 Buick that was going east ran through the flashing red light. Which collided with a 2002 Honda going north on Cliff. The Buick was then knocked into another car going west on Benson Road.”
The driver of the Buick was cited for running a red light. However, the driver of the Accord left the scene going north and officers eventually found him near Cliff Avenue and 52nd Street North.
Multiple charges were pinned against 35-year old Carlos Omarleon Lopez of Sioux Falls including DWI (First), No Insurance, Hit and Run and Driving with a Suspended License. No one was injured as a result of the crash.