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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, May 7, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:     Motorcycle-Pickup Crash

Where:   Nemo Road

                Eight miles west of Rapid City, S.D.:

When:    4:35 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017


Driver No. 1:  Male, 37, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Harley Davidson FLHRI


Driver No. 2: Male, 62, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 15, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Ford F350 Pickup



RAPID CITY, S.D. – One man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle-pickup crash that occurred on Nemo Road near Rapid City.


The names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families.


A 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle was eastbound on Nemo Road when it tried to pass a van in a no passing zone area. It collided with a 2002 Ford pickup that was westbound on Nemo Road.


The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene; he was a wearing a helmet. The two occupants in the pickup, a male driver and a female passenger, were not injured. They were both wearing seatbelts.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Fire Department.


The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.




Note: Records of state-reportable crashes are now available at http://www.safesd.gov/  Records should be available about 10 days after the investigation is complete.