Hartington woman killed in Christmas night crash

CROFTON – A Hartington woman is dead following a crash on Christmas evening.

Cedar County Sheriff Larry Koranda says it happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. He says the head-on crash happened on U.S. Highway 81 about five miles northeast of Crofton when a southbound pickup driven by 82-year old Marjorie Novak of Hartington crossed the center line.

Novak crashed into a northbound SUV driven by an unnamed Yankton resident. A third northbound vehicle crashed as well.

Novak was pronounced dead at the scene. The unnamed driver from Yankton was life-flighted to a Sioux Falls hospital. Three others were treated for injuries at a Yankton Hospital.