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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-280-5648


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:      Motorcycle Crash

Where:    U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 27

                 17 miles southwest of Spearfish, S.D.

When:     6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017


Driver:  Male, 24, Bettendorf, Iowa, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2008 Harley Davidson FXDC DYNA


SPEARFISH, S.D. – A 24-year-old Bettendorf, Iowa man died Thursday in a motorcycle crash southwest of Spearfish.


The name of the person is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved.


A 2008 Harley Davidson FXDC DYNA was traveling southwest on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle slid off the roadway and down an embankment.


The driver was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced death at the scene.


South Dakota Highway Patrol officers are investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.


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.