South Dakota Highway Patrol

Another motorcyclist has died on South Dakota’s roadways. The latest crash happened Tuesday morning South of Custer.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2008 Freightliner truck hauling gravel were both northbound on U.S. Highway 385. As the truck tried to pass the motorcycle, the motorcycle began a left-hand turn into an approach. The two vehicles collided. 

The 70-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet. The 64-year-old male truck driver was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.  

 A charge is pending against the truck driver.  

 The names of the drivers have not been released and the South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.