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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 9, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Pennington County Fatal Crash

WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: Nemo Road and Pine Drive

               15 miles west of Rapid City, S.D.

WHEN: 10:36 a.m., Thursday, July 8, 2021


Driver: Female, 32, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 1996 Honda VT600 Motorcycle


RAPID CITY, S.D. — One person died Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash west of Rapid City.


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


Preliminary information indicates that a 1996 Honda VT 600 motorcycle was eastbound when the driver lost control. The motorcycle went left, across the westbound lane and struck a guard rail. The 32-year-old female driver, who wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is 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.