Norfolk Couple Dies Following Accident Near Freeman

Norfolk Couple Dies Following Accident Near Freeman

Two Norfolk Nebraska residents have died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday, Sept. 11th five miles north of Freeman.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says that preliminary crash information indicates that a 2000 Ford pickup, which was pulling an empty horse trailer, was northbound on 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. 18th. The passenger, 74-year-old Marilyn Wingate, died on Monday, Sept. 20th. 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. Charges are pending against Langland.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.