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Lake County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, May 7, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Lake County Fatal Crash


What:     One-Vehicle Crash

Where:   225th Street, east of U.S. Highway 81

                10 miles north of Madison, S.D.

When:    3:27 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2017


Driver:  Male, 85, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1997 Ford F150 Pickup


MADISON, S.D. – An 85-year-old man died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Madison.


The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of family. He was the vehicle’s only occupant.


A 1997 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on 225th Street, which is a gravel road. The driver lost control, the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled onto its top.


The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Wentworth Fire Department, Madison Fire Department and Madison Ambulance.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.