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.