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Lincoln County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

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


Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker 56

              Eight miles north of Beresford, S.D.

When:   12:20 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017


Driver No. 1: Male, 79, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 78, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Volvo xc70


Driver No. 2: Male, 38, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-150 Pickup


BERESFORD, S.D. – Two people died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 north of Beresford.  


Names of the deceased, along with the name of the other driver, are not being released pending notification of family members.


A 2003 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on I-29 when the driver lost control. The vehicle left the roadway, rolled through the median and across the southbound lanes landing on top of a southbound 2003 Volvo xc70.


The 79-year-old male driver of the Volvo was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not known if he was wearing a seatbelt. The 78-year-old female passenger, who was wearing a seatbelt, was later pronounced dead at a Sioux Falls hospital.


Charges are pending against the 38-year-old male driver of the pickup. He was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital for treatment of serious non-life threatening injuries.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lennox Fire and Rescue, Worthing Fire Rescue, Lincoln County Emergency Management and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department.


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.