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Lawrence County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 1, 2022

CONTACT: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196





 Lawrence County Fatal Crash


What:    Single Motorcycle Crash

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

              Two miles west of Lead, S.D.

When:   12:22 a.m., Sunday, July 31, 2022


Driver: Male, 28, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2020 Harley Davidson Motorcycle



LEAD S.D. –  One person died early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash west of Lead.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2020 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the operator of the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle went across the east lane and into the ditch.


The 28-year-old operator was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


The Highway Patrol is an agency 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.