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Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020

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


Minnehaha County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  Two-vehicle crash

Where:  South Dakota Highway 38, mile marker 353

              Three miles west of Hartford, S.D.

When:   6:46 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020


Driver No 1: Male, 43, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2006 Harley Davidson FXDWGI


Driver No. 2: Male, 37, No Injuries

Passenger: Female, 44, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup


HARTFORD, S.D. – One person died Saturday night in a motorcycle-pickup crash west of Hartford.


Names of the three people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.


A 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was stationery in the eastbound lane on South Dakota Highway 38 waiting to make a left-hand turn into a business. An eastbound Harley Davidson FXDWGI motorcycle failed to slow down in time and struck the rear of the pickup.


The 43-year-old male motorcycle driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.


Both occupants of the pickup, the 37-year-old male driver and the 44-year-old female passenger, were not injured. Both were wearing seat belts.


South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this time.


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.