One fatality, one injury in weekend motorcycle accident west of Lead
LEAD, SD. — One person died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash west of Lead.
Names of the two people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.
Preliminary information indicates that a 2017 Harley Davidson FLSTC Motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled across the roadway and into the ditch.
Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 31-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 29-year-old female passenger was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Neither person was wearing a helmet.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.