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Fall River County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, July 4, 2020

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

 

Fall River County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 38

              1.6 miles north of Hot Springs, S.D.

When:   10:42 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020

 

Driver:  Male, 29, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers:  Male, 15, Minor Injuries

                       Female, 13, Minor Injuries

                       Female, 13, Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

 

Driver:    Male, 37, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Harley Davidson FLHXS

 

 

HOT SPRING, S.D. – One person died late Friday night in a motorcycle- vehicle crash that occurred north of Hot Springs.

 

Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family.

 

A 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was northbound on U.S. Highway 385 when it collided with a southbound 2016 Harley Davidson FLHXS motorcycle which was traveling in the northbound lane. The 37-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

 

The 29-year-old male driver of the Grand Prix suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. Three juvenile passengers each suffered minor injuries. All four vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts.

 

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.