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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, June 28, 2020

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


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Motorcycle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 32

              Three miles west of Lead, S.D.

When:   4:40 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020


Driver:  Male, 42, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 42 ,Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Motorcycle: 2004 Harley Davidson FLSTCI


LEAD, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon west of Lead.


Names of the two people are not yet being released pending notification of family members.


A 2004 Harley Davidson FLSTCI was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle went into the right ditch and eventually tipped over.


Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 42-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. The 42-year-old female passenger sustained serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Deadwood hospital. Helmet use for both occupants is under investigation.


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.