MENNO 19-YEAR IDENTIFIED AS DRIVER IN SEPT. 26 ACCIDENT
A Menno 19-year-old has been identified as a driver in a two-vehicle fatal accident east of Parkston Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26.
According to information provided by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Morgan Edelman was westbound on Highway 44 in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz when she failed to follow a roadway curve and crossed into the eastbound lane. The Cruz collided with an eastbound 2007 Ford Mustang.
Terri Gunderson, the 51-year-old passenger in the Mustang, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 59-year-old Ronald Hoeltzner, Sr., of Platte, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. Both were wearing seat belts.
Edelman suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Parkston hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Charges are pending against both drivers.