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Names Released in Lake County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

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


Names Released in Lake County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 34 and 462nd Avenue

               Seven miles east of Madison

When:   1:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2017


Driver No. 1: Barbara May, 70, Wentworth, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ


Driver No. 2: Barbara Ordal, 75, Madison, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Journey


MADISON, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in Saturday’s two-vehicle crash east of Madison which killed one person.


A 2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ was stopped on South Dakota Highway 34 at the intersection of 462nd Avenue. The Equinox had activated its turn signals and was prepared to turn onto 462nd Avenue. The vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Dodge Journey. Both vehicles were eastbound.


Barbara May, 70, Wentworth, S.D., was the driver of the Equinox. She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Barbara Ordal, 75, Madison, was the driver of the second vehicle, She received minor injuries and was transported to the Madison hospital. Charges are pending against her.


Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.


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


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