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Update: Street Racing Crash Victim Recovering


Two drivers street racing Sunday evening crash taking an innocent driver with them.

Police tell WOWT 6 News, a blue Honda Civic and a blue Ford Taurus were racing down Blair Highway when the driver of the civic, Heath Jibben, lost control. During the crash, the Jibben's car struck a white SUV causing it to flip three times.

The driver of the Toyota 4 Runner, Todd Grenier went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"I'm sore, real sore but it is getting better," said Greneir.

His injuries include a few scraps and road rash. He knows he's fortunate to walk away with just those injuries.

He tells WOWT 6 News what he saw when he looked into his rear view mirror moments before impact.

"I just caught a glimpse of these cars coming up on me really fast," said Grenier. "The first roll took out all the windows, I heard them blow out and break."

On the second flip, in came gravel and dirt. Then finally on the third flip the Toyota held, skidding on it's top.

"When I crawled out I heard the yelling 'the guys were taking off running, they are getting away or they are trying to get away,' and then I saw people running after them and tackling them."

Witnesses nearby said after crashing, Jibben tried to run.

"He ran this direction and the one guy tackled him to the ground and held him there. Which I think was the right thing to do because he would have kept on going," said Marcia Schuchard, witness.

Jibben was arrested for reckless driving, fleeing the scene of a personal injury accident, and DUI. Police said he had a blood alcohol level of .167.

This is Jibben's fifth DUI and he is wanted in South Dakota.

The driver of the Taurus was Brandi Jorgensen. She was also cited with reckless driving.


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