Two men injured in Freeman four-wheeler vs. motorcycle crash
FREEMAN—Two men sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries in a motorcycle versus four-wheeler crash near Freeman on Friday.
Mark Hinckley, a 53-year-old Freeman man, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital after the 2014 Polaris Sportsman 570 four-wheeler he was driving collided with a motorcycle eight miles west of Freeman. Charges are pending against Hinckley, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
The 59-year-old driver of the 1995 Kawasaki Voyager X motorcycle does not face charges and his name was not released by authorities.
While driving northbound at approximately 2:13 p.m. on 431st Avenue near 278th Street, the motorcyclist collided with the four-wheeler that exited from a field on the east side of 431st Avenue.
The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and was transported to a Freeman hospital. Hinckley was not wearing a helmet.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, and others on scene included the Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office, Freeman Fire and Ambulance and Avera Careflight.