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Name Released In Pennington County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

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

 

 

 

 

Name Released In 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: Paul Smith, 72, Zumbrota, MN, Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2012 Harley Davidson Touring Motorcycle

 

HILL CITY, S.D. –  A Zumbrota, MN man has been identified as the person who died late Saturday night in a motorcycle crash north of Hill City.

 

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.

 

Paul Smith, 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.

                                             

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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.