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Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 20, 20202

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


Name Released in Grant County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle Fatal Crash

Where:  Intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and South Dakota Highway 109

              Within Big Stone City limits

When:   9:11 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020


Driver:            Alex Hughes, 20, Milbank, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Motorcycle:   2019 Kawasaki ZX636GKFA


BIG STONE CITY, S.D. – A Milbank, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Big Stone City.


A 2019 Kawasaki ZX636GKFA was southbound on South Dakota Highway 109 when it went through the intersection with U.S. Highway 12, left the roadway, went into a yard and hit the wall of a garage.


Alex Hughes, who was the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet. He was the only occupant.        


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.


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.