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Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022

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

 

 

 

Name Released In Lawrence County Fatal Crash

 

What:    One-Vehicle Crash

Where:  U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 16

              Five miles south of Spearfish, S.D.

When:   2:04 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022

 

Driver: Austin Prudich, 43, Rapid City, S.D., Fatal Injuries

Vehicle: 2001 Harley-Davidson FLHRCI Motorcycle

 

SPEARFISH, S.D. –  A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash south of Spearfish.

  

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2001 Harley-Davidson FLHRCI motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when it entered the curve and left the roadway to the left.

 

Austin Prudich, the 43-year-old driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and later died at a Spearfish hospital. 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.

                                             

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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.