Names released in motorcycle crash near Keystone

UPDATE (9/2): Kendra Woertendyke died Tuesday, Aug. 31.

KEYSTONE, S.D. — A Pipestone, Minnesota man has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash west of Keystone.


Michael Kruger, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene while passenger Kendra Woetendyke, 58, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sustained life-threatening injures. Woetendyke was transported to Monument Health in Rapid City.

The preliminary crash report stated that a 2013 Thoroughbred Stallion trike motorcycle was westbound on Old Hill City Road when Kruger failed to negotiate a sharp turn. The trike went off the roadway, causing the occupants to be thrown off the motorcycle.

Neither occupant was wearing a helmet.

South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. All information released so far is only preliminary.


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