Accident injures four Selby residents
– By Katie Zerr
Four Selby residents were involved in a one-vehicle accident Monday, Aug. 5, near Hayes.
Keith Lemburg, 78, Marjorie Lemburg, 78, Viola Lemburg, 74, and Anita Mindt, 78, all of Selby, have been transported to a Sioux Falls hospital.
According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident was reported about 4:45 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 14 near Hayes. Keith Lemburg, was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala eastbound when the vehicle drifted across the center line, into the opposite lane, off the road and into the ditch. There, it collided with a concrete pillar for an old highway bridge on the north side of the highway near the current highway bridge.
The vehicle was partially submerged and crews were up to their knees in water. An official with the Highway Patrol reported the site also was muddy and victims had to be carried up a steep embankment.
Keith Lemburg received serious but not life threatening injuries in the accident. He and the three passengers in the car were all wearing seat belts. Mindt received life-threatening injuries; Marjorie Lemburg received life-threatening injuries and Viola Lemburg, was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
All four were transported to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre.
Mindt, Marjorie and Viola Lemburg were later flown to Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls.