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Nebraska couple killed in South Dakota highway crash
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Nebraska couple killed in South Dakota highway crash

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Authorities say two victims who died recently in a highway crash in southeastern South Dakota were from Nebraska.

The state Department of Public Safety says 75-year-old Albert Wingate and 74-year-old Marilyn Wingate, of Norfolk, died a week or more following the Sept. 11 crash in Hutchinson County.

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Safety officials say the driver of a pickup pulling an empty horse trailer tried to pass a semi on Highway 81 near Freeman, but collided head-on with the Wingates' Chevy Corvette. The couple was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital.

Marilyn Wingate died Monday. Albert Wingate died Sept. 18. The 28-year-old pickup driver was taken to a Freeman hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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