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Names Released In Custer County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 27, 2020

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

 

Names Released In Custer County Fatal Crash

 

WHAT:  Vehicle-Motorcycle Crash

Where:  Iron Mountain Road

              Seven miles south of Keystone, S.D.

When:   1:04 p.m., July 22, 2020

 

Driver No 1: Shannon Hassey, 41, Rye, CO, No Injuries

Passenger: Philip Hassey, 41, Rye, CO No Injuries

Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup

 

Driver No. 2: Dean Schwendeman, 58, Villard, MN Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Harley Davidson Motorcycle

 

 

KEYSTONE, S.D. – A Villard, MN, man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle-motorcycle crash south of Keystone.

 

A 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on Iron Mountain Road when the driver failed to negotiate a right-hand curve. The motorcycle entered the oncoming lane and collided with an eastbound 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup.

 

Dean Schwendeman, the 58-year-old motorcycle driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

 

Both occupants of the pickup, a female driver and a male passenger, were wearing seat belts and were not injured. Both are 41 years old and are from Rye, CO.

 

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.