Name released in June 7 Lawrence County fatal motorcycle crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. — A Spearfish man has died of his injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that occurred five miles northeast of Spearfish on June 7.

On Sunday, June 7 around 8:30 p.m., Braden Erickson, 38, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle and was heading eastbound on St. Onge Road. Erickson failed to negotiate a curve and the motorcycle went into the ditch. He was thrown from the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet.

Mr. Erickson sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Rapid City hospital via ambulance. He died on Wednesday, July 1.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.

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