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Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

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


Names Released in Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle-Vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 96

               15 miles north of Hill City, S.D.

When:    3:33 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2018


Driver No 1: Bruce Peck, 57, Belle Fourche, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2003 Kawasaki L Cruiser


Driver No. 2: Kenneth Maron, Black Hawk, S.D., 75, Minor Injuries

Passenger: Carol Maron, Black Hawk, S.D., 75, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 2015 Chevrolet Equinox


HILL CITY, S.D. – A Belle Fourche, S.D., man has been identified as the person died Sunday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash north of Hill City.


A 2003 Kawasaki L Cruiser motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 385 when the male driver lost control as the vehicle went into the northbound lane. A northbound 2015 Chevrolet Equinox ran over the driver.


Bruce Peck, 57, was driving the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.


Both the male driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Maron, and the female passenger, Carol Maron, suffered minor injuries. The two occupants, each 75 years old, were wearing seatbelts. Both are from Black Hawk.


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.