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Name Released in Faulk County Fatal Crash

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 28, 2018

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


Name Released in 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: Joseph Finck, 55, Griffith, IN, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Harley Davidson FLHT


ZELL, S.D. – An Indiana man has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash west of Zell.  


Joseph Finck of Griffith, IN, was driving a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. Highway 212 when it drifted off the road and entered the north ditch.


The 55-year-old driver was wearing a helmet, but the investigation indicated that the helmet came off when the motorcycle crashed. The driver 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.