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One dead after motorcycle crash south of Spearfish

The 43-year-old male driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Saturday, Sept. 17 in a motorcycle crash south of Spearfish.

Authorities responded to a call at 2:04 p.m. after reports of a one-vehicle crash at mile marker 16 on U.S. Highway 14A, just five miles 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 exited the roadway to the left.

The 43-year-old male driver was thrown from the motorcycle and later died at a Spearfish hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.

The name of the person involved has not yet been released pending notification of family members.


South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information released thus far is preliminary.


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