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Meade County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, May 13, 2018

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


Meade County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle-Deer Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 79, mile marker 116

               Eight miles northeast of Sturgis, S.D.

When:   3:01 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018


Driver: Male, 39, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2004 Harley Davidson FLHTCI


STURGIS, S.D. – A 39-year-old man died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Sturgis.


The name of the deceased male is not being released by state officials pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved.


A Harley Davidson FLHTCI motorcycle was southbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when a deer entered the roadway and collided with the motorcycle. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle when it overturned.


The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the 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.