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Yankton County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, May13, 2017

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


Yankton County Fatal Crash

What:     Motorcycle-Vehicle Crash

Where:   U.S.Highway 81, mile marker 13

               Seven miles north of Yankton

When:    11:24 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017


Driver No. 1: Male,, 60, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2010 Harley Davidson Motorcycle


Driver No. 2: Female, 20, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2014 Ford Fusion


YANKTON, S.D. - A 60-year-old man died Saturday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred north of Yankton.


The names of the man and the other driver are not being released pending notification of families. They were the only persons involved.


A 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 81 when it passed another vehicle while traveling in the southbound lane. The motorcycle collided with a southbound 2014 Ford Fusion, which tried to avoid the collision. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.


The other driver, a female, was uninjured. She was wearing a seatbelt.


South Dakota's Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Yankton County Sheriff’s Office, Yankton County Ambulance and Yankton Fire and Rescue. A portion of U.S. Highway 81 was closed to traffice for a time.


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.