Agency RSS

Names Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, 605-280-5648


Names Released In 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: Chrisjen McIlvain, 31, Newcastle, WY., Fatal Injuries

Passenger: Marina McIlvain, 29, Newcastle, WY., Life-Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2017 Harley Davidson FLSTC Motorcycle


LEAD, S.D. — A Newcastle, WY., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash west of Lead.


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. Chrisjen McIlvain, the 31-year-old male driver, was pronounced dead at the scene. Marina McIlvain of Newcastle, WY., the 29-year-old female passenger, suffered life-threatening injuries and 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.