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Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

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


Names Released in Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


What:     Two-vehicle crash

Where:   250th Street and 475th Avenue

                One-half mile east of Baltic, S.D.

When:    1:12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018


Driver No. 1:  Brian Madtson, 61, Sherman, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1993 Ford Ranger pickup


Driver No. 2:  Abby Stauffenecker, 16, Dell Rapids, S.D.,  Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt


BALTIC, S.D.  – A Sherman, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Monday in a two-vehicle crash near Baltic.   


A 1993 Ford Ranger pickup was southbound on 475th Avenue. A 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt was northbound on 475th Avenue. The pickup stopped at the intersection and then turned left in front of the Cobalt at the 250th Street intersection.  The two vehicles collided in the intersection.


Brian Madtson, 61, was the driver of the pickup. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.


The other driver was 16-year-old Abby Stauffenecker of Dell Rapids. She was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. No charges are currently pending against her.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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.