One fatality, one injury in weekend motorcycle accident west of Lead

Local News South Dakota News July 12, 2021

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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.

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