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Lincoln County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 115 and 276th Street

              Six miles south of Sioux Falls, S.D.

When:   2:47 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020


Driver No. 1: William Hartman, 83, Sioux Falls, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Susan Hartman, 60, Harrisburg, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2021 Toyota Rav4


Driver No. 2: Molly Lorenzen, 24, Beresford, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Toyota Avalon


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 14, 2020 south of Sioux Falls.


A 2021 Toyota Rav4 was westbound on 276th street and had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of South Dakota Highway 115. As the vehicle proceeded into the intersection it was struck by a northbound 2012 Toyota Avalon.


William Hartman, the 83-year-old driver of the Toyota Rav4, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital. He died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.


Susan Hartman of Harrisburg, the 60-year-old passenger in the Rav4, and Molly Lorenzen of Beresford, the 24-year-old driver of the Toyota Avalon, both suffered minor injuries. All three people involved were wearing seat belts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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.