Kidus Getnet Death – Kidus Getnet, a Sioux Falls teenager was killed and another teenager was seriously injured after a car accident in eastern Sioux Falls on Saturday morning. He was 16 years old. The incident happened at 26th and Bahnson Ave. about 3 a.m.
A 2015 Ford Fusion was traveling north on Bahnson Ave. A witness reported seeing the car rush through the junction after running a red light. After hitting a tree, the car overturned. Getnet, the passenger was pronounced dead at the site. The driver, 15, was transported to the hospital with injuries that posed a serious risk to his life. The 3500 block of S. Gateway Blvd. in western Sioux Falls is where the vehicle was stolen. The keys were still inside the car.
Witness accounts seem to point to speed as a contributing issue. Authorities claim that it is too soon to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role. Kidus was a student of Roosevelt High School. Principal Tim Hazlett sent a letter to Roosevelt High School parents. According to Hazlett, children had the chance to ask questions and share information on Monday. She also notes that students are urged to talk to their parents, teachers, counselors, or other supportive adults.
Kidus Getnet Obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family…
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