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Hutchinson county and Parkston emergency personal respond to a motorcycle versus car accident on Highway 44 east of Parkston Sunday afternoon. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Motorcycle rider airlifted to Sioux Falls

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PARKSTON-- A motorcycle driver was airlifted by helicopter to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls Sunday with life threatening injuries after a collision with a car on S.D. Highway 44 three miles east of Parkston.


Gary Bensley, 57, of Elkhart, Iowa, driving his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle around 3:30 p.m. westbound on Highway 44 when he veered into the eastbound lane.

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