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Names Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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


Names Released In 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: Marvin Olson, 58, Rapid City, S.D.,  Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2002 Harley Davidson FLTCHI


Driver No 2: Linda Harrell, 76, Rapid City, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2013 Nissan Rogue


JOHNSON SIDING, S.D – A Rapid City, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash near Johnson Siding.


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.


Marvin Olson, 58, was driving the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.


The driver of the vehicle was 76-year-old Linda Harrell of Rapid City, S.D. She received serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Rapid City hospital. She was wearing a seatbelt.


Charges are pending against the driver.


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.