HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (KELO) — The person killed in a crash northeast of Hot Springs late Saturday night has been identified.
Authorities say a motorcycle was heading south on South Dakota Highway 79 when it struck a deer. The woman driving the motorcycle, 50-year-old Deanna Elmquist, of Hot Springs, was thrown from the bike into the driving lane. Officials say she was then struck by a vehicle that couldn’t avoid her.
The 70-year-old man driving the vehicle was not hurt.
Elmquist was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges are pending.
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.