Authorities identify man killed in motorcycle crash south of Spearfish

News StaffSeptember 21, 2022News
Lawrence County Fatal Motorcycle Crash

SPEARFISH, S.D. –  A Rapid City, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash south of Spearfish.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2001 Harley-Davidson FLHRCI motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when it entered the curve and left the roadway to the left.

Austin Prudich, the 43-year-old driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and later died at a Spearfish hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.