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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 12, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Lawrence County Fatal Crash


WHAT: One-Vehicle Crash

WHERE: U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 35

               One mile west of Lead, S.D.

WHEN: 6:03 p.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021


Driver: Male, 31, Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Female, 29, Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Harley Davidson FLSTC Motorcycle


LEAD, S.D. — One person died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash west of Lead.


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


Preliminary information indicates that a 2017 Harley Davidson FLSTC Motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled across the roadway and into the ditch.


Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 31-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 29-year-old female passenger was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Neither person was wearing a helmet.


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.