SIOUX FALLS (KSFY) - UPDATE THURSDAY:
A 16 year old is being charged with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter among other charges in the death of 15-year-old Kareem Cisse of Sioux Falls.
Alexander Lingor, 16, was arrested and is being charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, aggravated assault and injury hit-and-run. He is being charged as an adult.
The fatal crash happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday and Lieutenant Mike Colwill of the Sioux Falls Police Department says it was all over a small amount of marijuana. Lt. Colwill confirms police think a pickup is to blame for the sedan veering off the road into a tree.
Joining Lingor in the pickup was 26-year-old Anthony Moran also of Sioux Falls. Moran was arrested and charged with accessory and misprision of felony.
Police say three teens in the car, the 18-year-old driver, a 16-year-old passenger in the back seat and Cisse intended to purchase some narcotics but rip-off Lingor and Moran in the pickup. That's when a chase began. Police say it started near 57th street and Louise Avenue.
"It's yet another example of a small amount of narcotics ending in the needless and senseless death of a 15 year old Sioux Falls resident," Lt. Mike Colwill said.
4:30 P.M. UPDATE: Sioux Falls Police have released the ages of two people involved in a fatal crash that happened early Wednesday morning.
Lt. Michael Colwill said the victim in the crash was a 15-year-old male passenger. A second car was involved in the accident, and was driven by a 16-year-old.
Colwill said "the actions of both drivers contributed to this situation, which is still being investigated."
More information about the fatal crash and charges will be provided in Thursday's 10:30 a.m. police briefing, Colwill said.
12 P.M. UPDATE: Public Information Officer Sam Clemens says Western Avenue is now open for traffic, but the investigation into the fatal crash is still ongoing.
10:30 A.M. UPDATE:
Sioux Falls Police say speed and drugs appear to have been a factor in a fatal car crash Wednesday morning.
Lt. John Duprey provided an update Wednesday during the department's daily briefing.
The crash happened around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Western Avenue and 22nd Street. Police say a white car driving north on Western Avenue crashed into a tree.
Duprey said all of the victims were juveniles. It does not appear the person killed in the crash was driving the car. The two victims who survived the crash had minor injuries, however at least one was taken to the hospital. Duprey would not say if the victims were male or female.
Police had a section of Western Avenue between 22nd Street and 26th Street closed while they investigated the crash. That was expected to reopen by 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. Until then, access to many businesses in the area is limited.
Police are talking to some witnesses and wouldn't say if another car was involved in the crash.
UPDATE: One person is dead and two others are hurt after a crash in central Sioux Falls.
It happened around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Western Avenue and 22nd Street. Police say a white car driving north on Western Avenue crashed into a tree.
Sgt. Tim Hagen of the Sioux Falls Police Department says the victim was a male juvenile in the passenger seat of the car. Two other people were inside the car at the time of the crash; they were both hospitalized with minor injuries.
Hagen says speed appears to be a factor in the crash, though investigators were still working to confirm that. He also said it's too soon to tell whether alcohol was a factor.
Investigators received mixed reports from neighbors about whether other cars were involved in the accident, Hagen says.
Western Avenue between 22nd Street and 26th Street will remain closed while police investigate the crash. Authorities have not said when the street will open.
An accident has temporarily closed a busy street in central Sioux Falls.
A car crashed into a tree near the intersection of 22nd Street and Western Avenue in Sioux Falls Wednesday morning. A police officer at the scene told KSFY News the accident was "serious," but did not give any further details.
Western Avenue between 22nd Street and 26th Street is closed while police investigate the crash. Police say the Midco Aquatic Center is also temporarily closed.
This is a developing news story. Check back with KSFY.com for updates.