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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

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


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle-Semi-truck crash

Where:  Highway 1416 and South Ellsworth Road

               Box Elder, S.D.

When:   2:31 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018


Driver No 1: Male, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Freightliner TR


Driver No. 2: Male, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: Motorcycle


Driver No 3: Male, Minor Injuries

Passenger:  Female, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: Motorcycle



BOX ELDER, S.D. – Two people died and two others were injured Thursday in a crash involving two motorcycles and a semi-truck in Box Elder.


The names of the people involved are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members.


Two Harley Davidson motorcycles were westbound on Highway 1416 near the intersection with South Ellsworth Road. The two motorcycles collided with a 2016 Freightliner truck that was turning onto Highway 1416.


The occupants of one motorcycle, the male driver and female passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants of the other motorcycle both sustained minor injuries. The semi-truck driver was not injured.


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.