Three people dead in crash of stolen vehicle in Lincoln County

December 11, 2023

BERESFORD, S.D.–Three people are dead following a fatal accident involving a stolen vehicle in Lincoln County Saturday morning.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, a stolen vehicle report led the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to the discovery of a triple fatality on 291st Street near 468th Avenue.

The stolen vehicle originated from a nearby farm. A responding deputy suspected the individual who stole the vehicle had been involved in an accident. A search of nearby roadways led to the accident scene.

A short time later, the deputy discovered a Dodge pickup truck that had left 291st Street, struck a field approach, and rolled multiple times, appearing to eject multiple occupants.

Two individuals were deceased when deputy arrived and a third individual died at the scene a short time later.

The fourth occupant of the vehicle appeared to leave the scene and stole a vehicle from a nearby farm following the accident. Law enforcement was able to locate the stolen vehicle and the fourth individual, hours later, at a residence in Beresford.

Names of those involved have not been released.