Fatal Crash

The names have been released in the duel motorcycle crash about eight miles east of White, SD, near 486th Avenue and 204th Street.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle were traveling south on 486th Avenue. The lead motorcycle lost control going around a curve. The second motorcycle rear-ended the lead motorcycle. Both motorcycles came to rest in the west ditch. 

Blake Edwin Olsen, 29, of Pipestone, was the driver of the second motorcycle. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The 32-year-old male driver of the lead motorcycle, Taylor James Shellum of Trent, S.D., was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Neither driver was wearing a helmet, and alcohol use is under investigation. 

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