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Names Released In Lake County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2020

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


Names Released In Lake County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of South Dakota Highway 19 and 241st Street

              Six miles southeast of Madison, S.D.

When:   3:25 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, 2020


Driver No. 1: Jordan Werner, 16, Montrose, S.D., Minor Injuries

Passenger: Male, 16, Madison, S.D., Minor Injuries
Vehicle: 2009 Chevy Impala


Driver No. 2: Rhonda Baldwin, 61, Colton, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passenger: Daniel Baldwin, 69, Colton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Buick LeSabre


MADISON, S.D. – A Colton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Madison.

A 2009 Chevy Impala was westbound on 241st Street and failed to stop at the intersection. It collided with a 2004 Buick LeSabre traveling southbound on South Dakota Highway 19. The LeSabre went into the south ditch.


Daniel Baldwin, the 69-year-old passenger in the LeSabre, was pronounced dead at the scene. Rhonda Baldwin of Colton, the 61-year-old driver of that vehicle, sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the Madison hospital.


Jordan Werner, 16, of Montrose, who was the driver of the Impala, and a 16-year-old male passenger from Madison each received minor injuries. Both were taken to the Madison hospital.


All four people 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.