Names released in fatal motorcycle crash near Spearfish

SPEARFISH – A Rapid City man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash south of Spearfish.

Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2001 Harley-Davidson FLHRCI motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when it entered the curve and left the roadway to the left.

Austin Prudich, the 43-year-old driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and later died at a Spearfish hospital. He was not wearing a helmet.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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