Fatal Motorcycle Accident North of Montrose

A 55-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash six miles north of Montrose, SD.

Preliminary crash information indicates the driver of a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on Valley Road. Having stopped at a stop sign, the driver then accelerated quickly away and continued to accelerate, losing control going into a curve and entered the west ditch. The motorcycle rolled several times throwing the driver off. He was not wearing a helmet and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

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

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.