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Names Released In Fall River County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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


Names Released In 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:  Andrew Johnson, 29, Hot Springs, S.D., Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Passengers:  Male, 15, Hot Springs, S.D., Minor Injuries

                       Female, 13, Hot Springs, S.D., Minor Injuries

                       Female, 13, Hot Springs, S.D., Minor Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix


Driver:    Michael Rowland, 37, Pasco, WA, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2016 Harley Davidson FLHXS



HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – A Pasco, WA man has been identified as the person who died late Friday night in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred north of Hot Springs.


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. Michael Rowland, the 37-year-old motorcycle driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.


Andrew Johnson of Hot Springs was the 29-year-old male driver of the Grand Prix. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital.


Three juvenile passengers in the Grand Prix 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.




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.