Authorities release names in fatal motorcycle crash

WATERTOWN, S.D. – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown.

A 2008 Harley Davidson FLST was southbound on Interstate 29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F 150 pickup.

The 67-year-old female motorcycle driver, Vivan Kenderdine of Sifton, Manitoba, Canada, was thrown from the motorcycle and into the interstate median. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a helmet.

The pickup driver, 64-year-old Marcia Schmidt of Roslyn, was not injured. She was wearing a seat belt.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.


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