One person dead in motorcycle crash near Lead


LEAD, S.D. — One person was killed and another person injured after a Saturday night motorcycle crash west of Lead.

The names of the two persons involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary information indicates that a 2017 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled across the roadway and into the ditch.

Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 31-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 29-year-old female passenger was airlifted to a Rapid City hospital. Neither person was wearing a helmet.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation. All information is preliminary at this time.

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