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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.




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.