Hartford man died Saturday in crash on Valley Road near Montrose

A 55-year-old man died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash six miles north of Montrose. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says that Chad. Bauer was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle and headed southbound on Valley Road. Having stopped at a stop sign, Bauer then accelerated quickly away and continued to accelerate, losing control going into a curve and entering the west ditch. The motorcycle rolled several times, throwing Bauer off. He was not wearing a helmet and died from injuries sustained in the crash.