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Names Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

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


 Names Released In Hutchinson County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 81, mile marker 40

              Five miles north of Freeman, S.D.

When:   1:48 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021


Driver No. 1: Jacob Langland, 28, Lake Preston, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Ford F550 Pickup


Driver No. 2: Albert Wingate, 75, Norfolk, NE, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Marilyn Wingate, 74, Norfolk, NE, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette



FREEMAN, S.D. – Two Norfolk, NE residents have died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 north of Freeman.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2000 Ford F550 pickup, which was pulling an empty horse trailer, was northbound on U.S. Highway 81 when it attempted to pass a semi-truck and trailer. The pickup and trailer collided head-on with a southbound 2016 Chevrolet Corvette.


Both occupants of the Corvette were eventually airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. The driver, 75-year-old Albert Wingate, died on Saturday, Sept. 18. The passenger, 74-year-old Marilyn Wingate, died on Monday, Sept. 20. Both were wearing seat belts.


Jacob Langland of Lake Preston, the 28-year-old driver of the pickup, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Freeman hospital. His seat belt use is under investigation. Charges are pending.


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.