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Woman critically hurt in motorcycle crash last week dies from injuries

SPEARFISH, S.D. – One person died Monday evening from injuries sustained in a single motorcycle crash that happened Thursday afternoon, August 24, 3 miles northwest of Nemo, S.D.

The name of the person involved has not been released pending notification of family members.

Preliminary crash information indicates a 1998 Harley Davidson was traveling northbound on Nemo Road and attempted to pass a road grader in a no passing zone at Nemo Road and Job Corps Place.  A car came around the corner from the opposite direction.

The driver of the motorcycle lost control and came to a final rest behind the road grader along the right shoulder of the road. She became separated from the motorcycle and received life threatening injuries.

The 59-year-old female driver of the Harley Davidson was life-flighted to Rapid City Monument Health Hospital. She passed away from injuries sustained in the crash on Monday evening August 28.

She was not wearing a helmet.

South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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