One person dead in motorcycle-truck collision south of Custer
CUSTER, S.D. — One person died Tuesday morning in a motorcycle-truck collision that occurred 10 miles south of Custer.
Names of the two drivers have not been released yet until proper notification has been given to family members. They were the only people involved.
Around noon, a 2008 Harley Davidson FLHTCU Motorcycle and a 2008 Freightliner truck, that was hauling gravel, were both traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 385. As the truck tried to pass the motorcycle, the motorcycle began a left-hand turn into the approach where the two vehicles collided.
The 70-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.
The 64-year old truck driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
A charge is pending against the truck driver.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash. All information is only preliminary at this point.