On December 28th, 2020 at 10:05am, Watertown Fire Rescue was called out to I-29 southbound near mile marker 171 for a two vehicle accident. Rescue 51 and two ambulances responded to the scene. South Dakota Highway Patrol and Codington County Sherriff's Department were also at the scene.
Two south bound vehicles collided sending one into the ditch. The other vehicle stayed in the roadway blocking one lane of traffic. Both vehicles stayed upright and no extrication was needed. Each vehicle had one occupant that was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital by ambulance. Watertown Fire Rescue was on scene for about 45 minutes assisting with clearing the roadway.