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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 19, 2020

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


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 39

              1 ½ west miles of Hill City, S.D.

When:   2:24 p.m., Friday, June 19, 2020


Driver:  Female, 57, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Harley Davidson Motorcycle


HILL CITY, S.D. – A 57-year-old female died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Hill City.


The name of the person is not being released pending notification of family members. She was the only person involved.


A 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle was eastbound on U.S. Highway 16 when the driver failed to negotiate a left curve and went off the roadway to the right. The driver was eventually thrown from the motorcycle and later died as a result of her injuries. She was wearing a helmet.


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.