Home
About
Agencies
Agency RSS
Agency
Listservs
Archives
Multimedia
Subscribe
Contact

Name Released In Custer County Fatal Motorcycle Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 10, 2018

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

 

Name Released In Custer County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

 

What:    One-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 15

               12 miles west of Custer, S.D.

When:   12:54 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2018

 

Driver: Michael Welch, 63, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Harley FLHTK

 

CUSTER, S.D. – A 63-year-old Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Monday in a motorcycle crash west of Custer.

 

Michael Welch was driving a 2017 Harley FLHTK westbound on U.S. Highway 16 when he failed to negotiate a turn. The motorcycle collided with the guard rail.

 

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

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

 

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

 

-30-

 

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.