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Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

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


Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash


WHAT:  One Vehicle Crash

Where:  Highway 14A, mile marker 49

              Five miles west of Sturgis, S.D.

When:   10:40 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020


Driver: Paul Strain, 60, Sturgis, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2000 Yamaha XVS 1100



STURGIS, S.D. – A Sturgis man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash west of Sturgis


A 2000 Yamaha XVS 1100 motorcycle was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the vehicle went off the roadway and hit the guardrail on the south side of the road. Paul Strain, who was the 60-year-old driver, was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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.