FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


 Names Released In Lincoln County Fatal Crash


What:    Two-Vehicle Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 44, mile marker 408

              Three miles southeast of Lennox, S.D.

When:    5:44 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2022


Driver No. 1: James Miles, 44, Worthing, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford Escape


Driver No. 2: Bruce Hartman, 66, Worthing, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup



LENNOX, S.D. –  A Worthing, S.D., man has died as a result of injuries suffered Friday in a two-vehicle crash southeast of Lennox.


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Ford Escape was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound 1999 Chevrolet C1500 pickup.


Bruce Hartman, the 66-year-old pickup driver, sustained life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died Sunday, April 17. He was not wearing a seat belt.


James Miles of Worthing, 44, was the driver of Ford. He was wearing a seat belt, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. Charges are pending against him.


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  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.


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