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The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 55-year-old man who died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash six miles north of Montrose, SD.

Motorcycle fatality in Union County identified

MONTROSE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a 55-year-old man who died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash six miles north of Montrose, SD.

Preliminary crash information indicates Chad C. Bauer was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and headed southbound on Valley Road.

Having stopped at a stop sign, Bauer then accelerated quickly away and continued to accelerate, losing control going into a curve and entered the west ditch. The motorcycle rolled several times throwing Bauer off. He was not wearing a helmet and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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

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