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Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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

 

Pennington County Fatal Crash

 

What:    Motorcycle Crash

Where:  North Deadwood Avenue

              One mile north of Rapid City, S.D.

When:   2:28 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 

Driver: Male, 29, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy Motorcycle

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A 29-year-old male has died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon north of Rapid City.

 

The name of the one person involved is not being released pending notification of family members.

 

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2001 Harley-Davison FLSTF Fat Boy motorcycle was southbound on North Deadwood Avenue when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went off the roadway and into a ditch.

 

The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to a Rapid City hospital where he was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.

 

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.

 

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.