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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021

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


 Pennington County Fatal Crash


What:    Motorcycle Fatal Crash

Where:  Old Hill City Road

              1.6 miles southeast of Hill City, S.D.,

When:   11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 6, 2021


Driver: Male, 58, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Motorcycle


HILL CITY, S.D. – A 58-year-old male has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that occurred Friday, Aug. 6, southeast of Hill City.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2007 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU motorcycle was traveling southeast on Old Hill City Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle went into the ditch where the driver, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to a Rapid City hospital where he later died.


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.