Motorcyclist killed after striking deer, then getting run over

September 7, 2021
Mike Tanner

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – One person died late Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash 12 miles northeast of Hot Springs.

A motorcycle was southbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the motorcycle struck a deer that had ran onto the roadway. The 50-year-old driver was thrown from the motorcycle into the southbound driving lane. She was then struck by a southbound 2019 Honda Pilot which could not avoid hitting her.

The motorcycle driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 70-year-old male driver of the Honda, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

Names of those involved have not been released.