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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 17, 2021

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


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle-Vehicle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 48

              Four miles west of Sturgis, S.D.

When:   1:42 p.m., Sunday, May 16, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 60, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 57, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 1999 Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle


Driver No. 2: Male, 40, No Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Ford Transit Van


STURGIS, S.D. – One person died and other person was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred west of Sturgis.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Ford Transit Van, traveling northbound, attempted to cross U.S. Highway 14A from Bauer Road to Wildberger Road. It collided with a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle which was westbound on Highway 14A.


Both occupants of the motorcycle were thrown from the motorcycle. The 60-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 57-year-old female passenger received life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Both were wearing helmets.


The 40-year-old male driver of the van was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.


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.




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.