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One killed in Saturday night motorcycle crash near Hill City

The 72-year-old driver was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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HILL CITY, S.D. — One man was killed Saturday night in a single-motorcycle crash in the Black Hills.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities in Pennington County were called to mile marker 96 of U.S. Highway 385, roughly 15 miles north of Hill City, for a report of a single-motorcycle crash.

Preliminary crash information released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol indicates that a 2012 Harley Davidson Touring motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 385 when it crossed the centerline into the northbound lane and hit a guardrail.

The 72-year-old driver was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The name of the person involved is not yet being released pending notification of the family members.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

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The South Dakota Highway Patrol indicated that road conditions are thought to have contributed to the crash.

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