Menno, S.D.: A Santa Maria, Calif., man has been identified as the person who died last Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash east of Menno, S.D.
Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2008 Chevrolet Express was traveling south on U.S. Highway 81. A 2022 Lincoln UT was traveling east on U.S. Highway 18. The Lincoln did not come to a complete stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection. The Chevrolet collided with the Lincoln, and both vehicles entered the ditch.
Henry Fred Koens, 92, of Santa Maria, Calif., was pronounced deceased.
Gene H. Steffen, the 60-year-old male driver of the Chevrolet, sustained minor injuries.
Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
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.