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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.

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

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