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July 13, 2014 01:31 PM

Texas Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Deadwood, SD

A 50-year-old Texas man is dead after crashing his motorcycle about five miles south of Deadwood.

Vernon Joey Dawson of Spring, TX was heading northbound on Highway 385 on a Harley Davidson when the motorcycle left the road and entered a ditch. The Harley struck a strand of trees throwing Dawson. He was not wearing a helmet.

Dawson was taken to a Rapid City hospital where he died of his injuries.

No further information is available.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating.

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