Highway Patrol investigating death of pedestrian in Spink County

May 20, 2021

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) — An Iroquois driver has been charged in the death of an elderly pedestrian in Spink County.

Ninety-one-year-old Donna Karr was struck last Friday night in Redfield.

Karr was pronounced dead at Community Memorial Hospital.

Fifty-eight-year-old Ronald Frankfurth is charged with vehicular homicide and third-offense drunken driving, both felonies.

Frankfurth’s bond was set at $50,000.

Details about the crash have not been released.

It remains under investigation by the Spink County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Highway Patrol.