One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash near Sturgis

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CORRECTION: The below article has been updated with corrected information from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety about the ages of the occupants of the motorcycle.

STURGIS, S.D. (KELO) — One man is dead and another is injured following a motorcycle-vehicle crash south of Sturgis on Friday.

South Dakota Highway Patrol says the a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup was driving southbound on Vanocker Canyon Road when it went into the northbound lane to pass a group of motorcycles. The pickup collided with a 2018 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle that was travelling north.

Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were thrown off the vehicle. The 70-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet. The 71-year-old female passenger was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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