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Name Released In June 7 Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, July 5, 2020

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


Name Released In June 7 Lawrence County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Motorcycle Crash

Where:  St. Onge Road

              Five miles northeast of Spearfish, S.D.

When:   8:32 p.m., Sunday, June 7, 2020


Driver:  Braden Erickson, 38, Spearfish, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Motorcycle: 2012 Harley Davidson FLHX



SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on June 7, 2020 northeast of Spearfish.


Braden Erickson, 38, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLHX eastbound on St. Onge Road when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went into the ditch, The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle.


Mr. Erickson sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. He died on Wednesday, July 1.


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.