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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.

 

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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.