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Codington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 18, 2018

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

 

Codington County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 367

               Eight miles west of Watertown, S.D.

When:   12:37 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018

 

Driver No 1: Male, 67, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2009 Harley Davidson RS 2009

 

Driver No. 2: Male, 51, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500K Pickup

 

WATERTOWN, S.D. – A 67-year-old man died Friday in a motorcycle and semi-truck/trailer crash west of Watertown. .

 

The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. The other driver, a 51-year-old male, was not injured.

 

A 2009 Harley Davidson RS 2009 was westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The motorcycle crossed the centerline and into the path of an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500K pickup pulling a trailer.

 

The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He later died as a result of his injuries.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

 

 

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

 

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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.