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Sully County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

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


Sully County Fatal Crash



What:    Motorcycle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 1804, mile marker 274

               24 miles northeast of Pierre

When:   3:41 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017


Driver: Male, 65, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage


PIERRE, S.D. – A 65-year-old man died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre.


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


A 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage was northbound on South Dakota Highway 1804 when the motorcycle collided with a deer. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Other agencies on scene were the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office, the Sully County Sheriff’s Office, Onida Fire Department and Onida Ambulance.


An approximate location of the crash can be found here: SULLY COUNTY FATAL CRASH.


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.