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Lincoln County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 6, 2020

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


Lincoln County Fatal Crash



WHAT:  Motorcycle crash

Where:  Interstate 29, mile marker 73

              North of Tea Exit

When:   4:28 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2020


Driver:  Male, 54, Fatal Injuries

Passengers:  Female, 46, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Harley Davidson Motorcycle


TEA, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon near Tea.


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


A 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle, pulling a motorcycle trailer, was southbound when the motorcycle’s rear tire blew out causing the driver to lose control. The two occupants were thrown from the motorcycle when it crashed.


Both occupants were transported via ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. The 54-year-old male driver eventually died from his injuries. The 46-year-old female passenger suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Neither occupant 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.