Three people are dead following a Saturday morning fatal accident involving a stolen vehicle in Lincoln County.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office discovered the triple fatality on a rural road.
The vehicle was stolen from a nearby farm operation. A responding deputy and supervisor from the operation suspected the person who stole the vehicle had been involved in a crash. A search of nearby roadways led to the accident scene.
At 5:37 a.m.. the deputy found a pickup that went off the road, struck a field approach, and rolled multiple times, ejecting three occupants. Two people were dead when the deputy arrived and a third person died a short time later.
The fourth occupant left the scene and stole a vehicle from a nearby farm. Officers were able to locate the stolen vehicle and the suspect several hours later at a residence in Beresford. He was taken to a hospital for medical attention.
December 11. 2023