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Faulk County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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


Faulk County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 293

               Two miles west of Zell, S.D.

When:    3:49 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Driver: Male, 55, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Harley Davidson FLHT


ZELL, S.D. – A 55-year-old man died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash west of Zell.  


The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only occupant.


A 2016 Harley Davidson was westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the driver drifted off the road and entered the north ditch.


The driver was wearing a helmet, but the investigation indicated that the helmet came off when the driver crashed. He 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.