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Name Released in Sully County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

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


Name Released in 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: Joel Penny, 65, Decatur, NE, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage


PIERRE, S.D. – A Decatur, NE man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre.


Joel Penny, 65, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage northbound on South Dakota Highway 1804 when the motorcycle collided with a deer. Penny, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person involved.


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.


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.