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Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, July 26, 2019

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

 

 Pennington County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Motorcycle-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  S.D. Highway 44, mile marker 32

              One mile east of Johnson Siding

When:   1:50 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019

 

Driver No. 1: Male, 58, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Harley Davidson FLTCHI

 

Driver No 2: Female, 76, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Nissan Rogue

 

JOHNSON SIDING, S.D – One man died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash near Johnson Siding.

 

Names of the deceased and the other person have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved.

 

A 2013 Nissan Rogue was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when it crossed the centerline. The vehicle collided head-on with a westbound 2002 Harley Davidson FLHTCI motorcycle.

 

The 58-year-old male motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

 

Charges are pending against the 76-year-old female vehicle driver. She received serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Rapid City hospital. She was wearing a seatbelt.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information released so far is preliminary only.

 

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.