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Names Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022

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




Names Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle Crash

Where:  Intersection of Spur Avenue and 294th Street

              Three miles west of Hudson, S.D.

When:   1:18 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022


Driver: Donald Farnsworth III, 57, Canton, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Glenna Farnsworth, 59, Canton, S.D., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Harley-Davidson FLST Motorcycle


HUDSON, S.D. –  A Canton, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon west of Hudson.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2008 Harley-Davidson FLST motorcycle was westbound on 294th Street when the driver made a left turn onto Spur Avenue. The driver failed to negotiate the curve and the motorcycle left the roadway and went into the west ditch. Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle.


Donald Farnsworth III, the 57-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Glenna Farnsworth of Canton, who was the 59-year-old passenger, sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown to a Sioux Falls hospital. Neither occupant was wearing a helmet.


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


The Highway Patrol is an agency 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.