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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

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


Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle Fatal Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 56

              One mile west of Keystone, S.D.

When:   11:58 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2021


Driver No. 1: Male, 63, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2019 Indian Roadmaster


Driver No. 2: Male, 60, Serious Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Harley Davidson


Driver No. 3: Male, 69, Serious No Injuries

Vehicle: 2011 Harley Davidson Road King



KEYSTONE, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Saturday morning in a fatal crash involving three motorcycles that occurred near Keystone.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Indian Roadmaster was westbound on U.S. Highway 16A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2020 Harley Davidson The Indian Roadmaster then went into the ditch and struck a 2011 Harley Davidson Road King, which was unoccupied and parked on the shoulder of the road.


The 63-year-old male driver of the Indian Roadmaster was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 60-year-old male driver of the 2020 Harley Davidson suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital. Neither driver was wearing a helmet. The third driver was not injured.


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.