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Pennington County Fatal Crash

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2022

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




Pennington County Fatal Crash



What:    Single Motorcycle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 96

              15 miles north of Hill City, S.D.

When:   10:33 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022


Driver: Male, 72, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle


HILL CITY, S.D. –  One man died late Saturday night in a motorcycle crash north of Hill City.


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


Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2012 Harley Davidson Touring motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 385 when it crossed the centerline into the northbound lane and hit a guardrail. The 72-year-old driver was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 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.